How are you? As far as I’m concerned, I am pretty happy that the holidays are coming, and so are many people around me for that matter. Yes, I need a break and here are the signs. (If you recognize yourself in the following, please, take it easy!)
You don’t know what day it is
Lately, it has happened to me a lot. I can’t remember if it’s Monday or Wednesday. I’m on autopilot and walk around a little like a zombie, longing for the weekend. Not a good sign.
You can’t bother to take care of yourself anymore
I used to have pampering sessions at home on Sundays and I used to do my nails regularly in the evening, and now I don’t have the energy to do that anymore. The energy to do my nails! It’s not a freaking marathon…
You don’t have time for your evening routine
My evening routine was in place. 1. Got back from work. 2. Workout. 3. Prepare dinner and my stuff for the next day. 4. Eat. 5. Take a shower. And 6. Take it easy on the couch in front of the telly. Now it’s a big mess. I get back from work. I work some more. Eat something and prepare my stuff for the next day. Take a shower and it’s almost time to go to bed. Some might say that I do have time for an evening routine, it’s just not the same as before. To those who say/believe that: oh hell to the no! This is not healthy. I need to get my *$#@ together. As in: I want to be able to take time for sports again.
Your friends are getting concerned because you’re always busy with work
Whenever you see your friends and family, you talk about work (read: you complain about work). So much so that every time you see them, they ask you if work’s still a bitch. The answer is yes, it is.
You’re exhausted but have trouble falling asleep
I am sooooo tired. Yet, when I get into bed, I have so many things on my mind that I can’t fall asleep. I toss and turn in my bed thinking of all the things I have to do the next day. My to-do list allowed me to go to bed calm and relax because I had everything under control (I knew exactly what I had to the next day), and somehow, even that doesn’t do the trick anymore.
You’re getting anxious whenever your phone rings.
Hearing your phone rings makes your heart race. And not in a good way…
Don’t get me wrong. I love my job and I think it’s totally fine to work a little harder from time to time. However, if those periods last a little too long then it can get unhealthy. Let’s take care of ourselves so that we keep on having fun and crushing it at work!