You Need a Day Off…So Take One!

July 27, 2017

Career Advice

Lengthy vacations aren’t in everyone’s budget and sometimes even a staycation is difficult to plan–there’s just too much work to be done. If that’s the case, a random day off may be just what you need. Think about it: a sporadic Wednesday where you can stay at home or go to the spa or get some chores done or just binge on Netflix. And you know what? You shouldn’t feel guilty about it! Here’s why:

  1. Those vacation days are going to waste.
    If you know for a fact that you won’t be using all of your PTO this year (and it expires at the end of the year), then all the more reason to schedule a monthly personal day. That time is there for you to use–don’t lose it!
  2. It’s not the end of the world.
    Sometimes a day away from the office seems unimaginable. The emails will pile up! The projects will halt! The reality? It won’t. In the worst case scenario, everything will be delayed one day. Life will go on.
  3.  Other people take time off…
    You may feel guilty every time you step out of the office, but plenty of other people take time off with no regrets. Learn from them instead of envying them. We all need a break now and then.
  4. Your happiness matters!
    If you’re burned out and unhappy, you have to step away–even just a day can do wonders. Take a Monday or Friday off so you can make a three-day mini getaway out of it. You have to put yourself before your career because you can’t succeed unless you’re in tip top shape.
  5. Other people will understand.
    Not only will others likely be supportive–they will totally respect you! So put up that out of office message, don’t check your email, shut off your phone, and start relaxing. You deserve it!

Image via Pierre Wolfer/Flickr.

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