You hear people say it all the time, they are busier than they’ve ever been in their life and they don’t have a moment free. It’s not anything new, and it’s not something that just a few people are feeling. In fact, there’s a good chance that if you were to speak to all your friends and family, the large majority would share this sentiment. What this means is that feeling busy, stressed, and hurried has become the norm, and acceptable. The problem is that it’s not good for your mental or physical health, and can really take its toll over time.
So how do you know when it has become too much? What are the top signs that it’s time for you to really slow down and take a break in your life? Let’s take a closer look.
You Can Never Seem to Get Enough Sleep
Try as you might, if you always feel as though you’re low on sleep, there’s a good chance it is about the quality, not just the quantity. Stress and worry can not only keep you up at night, but they can disturb your sleep in the middle of the night.
You Have Become Quite Forgetful Suddenly
If you tend to be the person that has a fairly good memory and doesn’t need to be reminded of things over and over and you are suddenly forgetting everything – it could just be that you have too much on your mind. Keeping all your to-do tasks and lists straight, while going about your regular day can get the better of anyone.
You Are Snapping at Friends and Family
Another sign is if you are suddenly snapping and losing your temper with friends and family for no good reason. People often take out their stress on those closest to them.
You Can’t Remember the Last Time You Had a Good Laugh
If it seems like it has been weeksor months since you were able to relax and enjoy a good laugh, then it’s been far too long. Laughter is good for your soul and your mental health and isn’t something you want to push under the rug.
Give Yourself Permission to Relax
If you are noticing any number of these signs then the next step is to give yourself permission to slow down and relax. One of the best ways to do that is to book that dream vacation you keep putting off. Waiting for that perfect moment when you aren’t busy at work and/or home may never come. Does that mean you should pass up on your dream?
Ideally, you want to book a vacation to somewhere that allows for quiet relaxation. Think somewhere exotic, beautiful, and serene. Think of destinations like the Caribbean, or even more exotic such as Asia. Vietnam, or more specifically the Phu Quoc Islands, are a great example. The Dusit Phu Quoc hotel on the beach could be the perfect way for you to truly step away from it all and just relax. The hotel oozes in elegance, is right on the beach, and features an on-site spa, stunning swimming pool, and lounge area.
Watch for the Signs
Watching for these signs will help you to realize when enough is enough and a break is needed.