Overworking yourself can be harmful to your personal and professional health. Shockingly, you will find yourself working without taking a timeout. Even though you have deadlines to meet, you should know that you, as a human being you cannot function that way forever.
Many of us, with the introduction of technology in our workplaces, we tend to get glued to our workstations until it’s time to leave the office in the evening. While we are struggling to accomplish the day’s work, it can be dangerous for our health.
Unlike the machines we use to work with that are driven by some special equipment, we as humans need to have time for ourselves. Instead of waiting until you get burn out, watch out for the following signs that you should take a sabbatical. The words sabbatical and career break are often used to mean the same thing. While both are used to mean a period of time a person spends away from their normal work, they are different to some extent.
Let’s find out what a sabbatical and career break is...
The word sabbatical comes from the word Sabbath and originated from early Hebrew culture that stated that the seventh day of every week should be a day to rest.
A sabbatical is the agreed amount of time off between you and your employer. It is the time you spend out of your daily routine and the amount of time you spend depends on the company policy. During a sabbatical period, you will not get the usual job perks like pension contributions and others. The good thing about a sabbatical is that you can still return to your respective job.
A career break is a period in time when you leave what you are doing (job) and focus on something new, worthwhile or different. A career break may sometimes compel you to resign from your job to take it, especially if the company you are working with lacks a sabbatical policy.
You can take a career break when you get bored with what you are doing at that moment and you feel like doing something different. A career break can last for months or even years and sometimes people use this period to change careers or find out what they want to do differently.
Now that you’ve known what a sabbatical and a career break is, we dive into the signs that should tell you it’s time to take a sabbatical...
Could it be due to the fact that you aren’t fit for the job or that’s how you work? No. It could be a sign of burn out or you’ve overworked yourself. Oftentimes these mistakes could be rectified in a few minutes for instance if you are an article writer and you make spellings and grammatical mistakes while writing an article, but sometimes these careless mistakes could adversely affect your job especially when it comes to account work and you make errors or hitting someone with a tool when working in an industry.
If you find out that you don’t feel motivated to wake up and work, this does not mean it’s time to leave the job. It could be the time to take a sabbatical and come back to your job when you are completely refreshed and motivated.
A study has shown that feeling emotionally drained, feeling underrated, among other abnormal behaviors are symptoms of burnout and depression and these symptoms may not only cause damage to your wellbeing but will also make you lose motivation and hence becoming unproductive at work. If you find that you don’t feel like doing anything that is related to your job, taking a sabbatical could help you recharged your batteries.
In fact, in today’s world where most jobs have become more stressful and sometimes can lead to a work-life discrepancy, if you find that you are too much into work than your personal life, then it’s time to take a sabbatical.
Many professionals have taken advantage of sabbaticals to learn new skills that will help them to advance their career.
Ever experienced any of the signs above? Well, these are just a few signs you need to pay attention to and do your body the favor and take a sabbatical. There are many signs apart from these ones so it’s up to you to know when it’s time to take a sabbatical.
Marcus Gould is a marketing and business content writer at Brill Assignment. The most recurring themes he covers are marketing, education and technology. In his free time he enjoys traveling and learning new writing techniques. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.
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