Let’s be honest, we’re a nation of workaholics. But no matter how much we love what we do, sometimes it’s important to step away and give ourselves a little time out. OurStyleBlog is inviting you to relax, reflect and recharge. Here are the classic signs that you need to book that vacay ASAP!

1. You’re letting the ball drop
Missed an important meeting and can’t remember why you didn’t add it to your calendar? Or perhaps your spreadsheets suddenly show a number of mistakes. Exhaustion leads to decreased attention which directly interferes with your work productivity. If you’ve been letting the ball drop way too many times, it can be a sign of an acute stress reaction.

2. Your body aches all over
A stiff neck or a back pain that doesn’t go away can be a stress related symptom. Since stress brings inflammation to the body, it can be an indication that you actually need to take it easy. Margaritas by the pool, anybody?

3. Oh hello, insomnia!
It’s a never ending cycle. You toss and turn all night long, only to be exhausted in the mornings. If not even high coverage concealer has been covering those dark circles, consider taking a long weekend off. Your body and the office hotties will thank you.

4. You’re short-tempered with your co-workers
Teamwork brings good work. It’s no secret we can get more stuff done when we are part of a highly efficient group. If you suddenly find yourself being cranky and impatient with your co-workers, it’s time to plan a getaway. Remember: make allies not enemies in your workplace.

5. Problems seem unsolvable
Suddenly everything seems so hard! While work challenges can be motivating, when you are overly stressed it can be hard to look at the broader picture. Or use your awesome creativity for solving problems. Don’t forget that a refreshed mind can make a world’s difference when it comes to thinking outside the box.

6. You’re not looking after yourself
Before you know it, lunch is a candy bar while hunched over your computer screen. In the mornings you hit snooze too many times and skip your workout. If you don’t feel motivated to give yourself the TLC you deserve, it might be because your body is 100% drained. It’s time to recharge before you burn out.

7. Wine o’clock!
A little wine never hurt anybody, right? Wrong! A glass of wine can be a healthy and delectable indulgence but hitting the bottle every night can signal an unhealthy compensation behavior. If you need to have a drink to relax, then it’s time to reassess your priorities. Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to liver disease and brain disorders. Yikes!

Get packing and start cruising. OurStyleBlog truly believes that a little time off can bring a whole lot of joy and health to you and your loved ones. Never feel guilty. Play hard and work hard. Now go make yourself some memories!

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