The world has been a crazy place and, while not much changed about my day-to-day life, I’m feeling it! Over the past few weeks, I’ve felt myself getting more lethargic and apathetic about, well, just about everything. Plainly, I’ve been depressed. This can impact my career, my finances, and my health. For that reason, I’m taking a break this weekend from worrying about any of it.
Why You May Need a Break
There are plenty of reasons you may feel you need a break, whether it be from all of your responsibilities or just your debt freedom journey. First off, sometimes you just burn out. Life is busy and there are moments it seems to be going a million miles a minute. It is okay to take a breather.
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed really easily, it is a sign of anxiety and, guess what? It is time to take a break. Even the thought of taking time off may be overwhelming to you, but that means you need it even more. Pay attention to how you are handling stress. It is important!
You may think about taking a break if you need to reassess your goals too. If your end-game has changed, take a minute to unplug, regroup, and reattack your goals with a new and improved attitude. It is amazing what a little break can do!
How I’m Taking a Break
I’m not taking any crazy amount of time off (three days), but I am getting away from the apartment and have plans to see some people very close to me. I will be away two days and home for one to recharge before returning to “regular life.”
This unplug includes unplugging from my responsibilities here at home, worrying about money, and fretting about anything in general. For three days, all I’ll be concerned about it what I want to do and eat.
Pay attention to your body and how you’re feeling mentally. If you feel like you need a break, take one. A break can include anything from a weekend away to a day off for yourself. Whatever your version of making time for yourself is, do it.
Taking a break does not make you lazy. It makes you self-aware. You are in tune with your own personal needs and, sometimes, that is more important than any financial goal!
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Amanda Blankenship is the Director of Social Media for District Media. In addition to her duties handling everything social media, she frequently writes for a handful of blogs and loves to share her own personal finance story with others. When she isn’t typing away at her desk, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and dog. During her free time, you’re likely to find her with her nose in a book, hiking, or playing RPG video games.