There are times when you just need to take a break. There are times in our lives we to seem to be flooded with things to do and there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Looking at the machines around us, it is sometimes easy to identify with them and to believe that we to should keep going without stop. It is very important that you realize that you are not a machine and that unlike them you need to take a break.
We need a break at the time we think we have the least have time for one. When the clock is ticking and you have only a certain amount of time to get things done, it seems like an impossibility that you will have any time for yourself. It is quite possible though that you are not seeing answers that could solve your problems easily because of the fact that you are not taking a break and relaxing your mind. Sometimes we get hardheaded and believe that we have to plow on ahead or else nothing will be accomplished. This is a dangerous way of thinking because it does not give you any room to think of new possibilities. Taking a break usually allows you to relax and this relaxation is often just the thing that you need to figure out a new way to do things that will be far quicker and give you more time.
If you keep doing what you have been doing you will only get what you have gotten. When we are under stress we sometimes settle for what we have and what we have accomplished because we think that there’s nothing better that we can do. As I said though, while you are under stress your ability to think becomes highly hampered. A personal break then becomes highly important because it can also allow you to discover a better way to get a better product.
We are all biological creatures and not machines. Machines can go on forever and they don’t need to sleep. If a machine breaks something, you can just replace that part in the machine will keep going. Human beings on the other hand need to follow a more natural cycle. While this might seem like we are weaker than the machine somehow, the reality is that we are the creative entity and as such we cannot be replaced. As a human being you need to take care of yourself and rest when your body says that you need rest. If you do not take these breaks you will hamper your creative force and your ability to act. If you continue you might also end up damaging yourself physically and unlike the machine, that has parts that can easily be replaced, your damage can be more permanent.
There is no better break than to distance yourself from the problem or the task at hand. When you get the impulse to just stand up and walk away, it is a good idea to just stand up and walk away. You’ll find that if you follow these impulses you will refresh your mind and very soon you will get another impulse to return and continue your work once again. Distancing yourself, even if it is for a few minutes, gives you a better perspective and a fresh outlook. It is sometimes amazing how quickly we can recuperate our energy if we just follow our natural feelings and impulses to just walk away and forget about it for a while.
Learn to take a break. Remember that you are human and that you are working on it different sphere than the machine. Taking a break when you need to take a break will make you far more productive in the long run and will reduce physical injuries.