Everything is a pain in the neck
You find yourself forcing yourself to work, literally like a robot that follows the clockwork. You get bored and annoyed with the job that you have enjoyed doing before. You no longer feel satisfied or fulfilled with your daily grind and always look forward for the clock to strike 6. If these negative thoughts start to affect your personal life, you know it’s about time to unplug and book that first flight away.
A pain in the neck. Literally.
It’s easier to fall sick when you are stressed out because the brain releases stress hormones that will increase pulse rate, blood pressure, sweating that can lead to more severe symptoms like neck pain, chest pain, back aches, eye strain, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, dizziness and fainting. Your immune system will weakened and make you more prone to flu and infections.
Your brain goes into hyper-drive whenever you try to get some rest. According to American Psychological Association, a third of millenials do not get the recommended eight hours of sleep at night because they do not have time, while another third cannot fall asleep because they have too much on their minds.
The space king and queen
The American Psychological Association’s Dr. David Ballard, PsyD, told Forbes: “When stress becomes chronic, this narrow focus continues for a long time and we have difficulty paying attention to other things.” Your performance at work may start to deteriorate as this narrowed focus will affect your memory and problem-solving skill.
Finding yourself constantly reaching out for those sugary and greasy food to calm your thoughts? Or have you been skipping those regular workouts because you got too tired by the time you reach home? They might be signs of burnout. If ignored, it might worsened and make you unleash your frustrations on your colleagues, friends and family.
If you find yourself nodding to all 5 signs, it’s high time that you ditch that work for some quiet time. Go on, nobody is stopping you. At the end of the day, nothing is worth as much as your health and personal relationships. Visit www.superdeals.com.my for that much needed short getaway.