It takes a lot of determination, will power, and positive energy to complete any big project. Many people tend to only want to take a break after completing a project as a means of celebrating their success. Others may have a tendency to dive deep into projects, one after the other, without taking any time to relax, ultimately burning down their storehouse of energy and inflicting themselves with anxiety.
Here is the significance of strategic breaks that are neither too long nor too short: They should be long enough so that you have time to relax completely and bounce back further when you join back. Actually, there is no widely accepted rule as to how much or how little you should relax. What’s important is the quality of the breaks that you take. There shouldn’t be any mental baggage, and you should try to enjoy every single minute to the fullest.
Why is a break important?
The problem is this: many people have still not realized that they need to give their mind and body time for rejuvenation! Your prefrontal cortex has to function relentlessly when you are in an anxious state, constantly trying to think logically and achieve a goal. Sustained attention on one project for a long span of time can be detrimental.
What actually bogs us down is the stress and anxiety that stands in the way between us and our success. So, take a break for a week or so after all that hard work that you do, and improve your mental health with the slow release of dopamine which also promotes well-being and reduces tension.
But, it is also important to do away with procrastination. As rushing too quickly into work can have negative impacts, the same is also true for those who put off work consistently. So, it’s quite clear that you must take breaks to recharge your proverbial batteries. When you are content with your break, gradually return back to planning and execution of your next project.