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出现这12个信号,你就该休假了

Business Insider 2017年09月29日

从工作中抽身一段时间可能会促进工作效率。反之,如果一直工作不休息只会导致身心俱疲。

最近职场社区Glassdoor发布一份报告显示,平均来看美国人有一半的假期或带薪休假机会白白浪费。

即便我们真去休假,也很难做到真正放松身心。

Glassdoor报告显示,66%的美国人表示休假期间也在工作,五年前该比例为61%。

本次代表Glassdoor调查的是哈里斯民意测验调查所,共访问了2224位成年美国人。其中只有771人,也就是约三分之一参与者表示过去一年休过假。

人们真需要认真对待这个问题,用正确的态度对待休假。其实从工作中抽身一段时间可能会促进工作效率。反之,如果一直工作不休息只会导致身心俱疲。

如果出现以下情况,就说明你真的需要休假了:

1. 看起来越来越像身份证上的丑照

“这是个老说法,但说得很对,”国际商务演讲人,著有《幽默的优势》一书的迈克尔·科尔说。“一旦压力累积导致身心俱疲,会出现一些明显的信号:容易对同事发火,很难集中精力完成日常工作,慢性紧张型头痛、后背紧张、胃部不适,或是更严重的健康问题等。”

2.失眠

他解释说,不管是难以入睡,还是每天半夜3点醒来,睡眠出问题往往代表工作过量或压力过大,也有可能在工作上投入太多,除了工作毫无个人生活。

3.个人生活出现问题

科尔说,如果发现错过很多家庭聚餐,孩子学校的音乐会去不了,全家出游也从来赶不上,那么你可能需要抽出时间休假,跟家人好好相处弥补感情。

4.工作上出错增多

“财务报表的小差错也好,客户交易弄岔也好,如果你发现出错频率比平常高,可能就需要重启一下大脑了,”科尔说。

5.对工作的热情不再

如果不像以前一样,星期一早上高高兴兴上班去,以前喜欢的工作内容也提不起兴趣,那么有可能你该休息一下。“如果发现工作失去热情,也想不起来为什么热爱工作,可能就需要抽时间歇歇,”他补充说。

6.幽默感消失

这是个非常重要的信号:你发现很难像以前一样开怀欢笑,或者在工作上的挑战中“找出乐趣”越来越不容易,就说明需要休个假了。

7.总是力不从心

以前可以轻松应付或是高效处理的问题现在成了难以逾越的大山,科尔解释说。“如果看待问题没法保持积极健康的心态,就说明你的思路需要调整。”

8.全部生活都围绕工作展开

他表示,如果你整个生活中只有工作,忙到忘记自己是谁,就该去休假了。

9.脑子里只有工作

科尔表示,如果下班时间里也总是想着工作或谈论工作,就说明应该休个假调整下。

10.开始选择不健康的方式排解压力

“比如下班回家喜欢喝上几杯,暴饮暴食,放弃锻炼身体的习惯,都说明你应该休假调整自己了,”科尔表示。

11.休息效率极低

“下班后不去跑跑步或是参加一些有趣的活动,结果只是拖着沉重的身躯窝在沙发上,原因是整个人精疲力尽,不上班也没法充分休息恢复精力。”他表示。

12.上班时间总是做白日梦,而且不会想到工作

“如果你发现上班时间做白日梦的时间越来越长,总想着中彩票或是幻想假期,却将奋斗目标丢在一旁,对公司的发展和运营状况也不关心,说明你该出去走走了,”科尔表示。(财富中文网)

本文首发于BusinessInsider.com。

译者:Pessy

审校:夏林

A recent Glassdoor report found that, on average, Americans don't use half of their vacation time or paid time off.

And once we're actually on vacation, we have trouble kicking back and relaxing.

According to the same Glassdoor report, 66% of Americans say that they work during their vacations — that's compared to 61% five years ago.

Harris Poll conducted the survey on behalf of the job site, interviewing 2,224 adults in the US. Only 771 — about one third — of those participants took vacation or paid time off in the past 12 months.

We all really need to get it together and start vacationing the right way. Taking a break from work can be great for productivity. On the flip side, working without any time off is a great way to burn yourself out.

Here are some signs that you seriously need a vacation:

1. You begin to look like your passport photo

"It's an old joke with a lot of truth to it," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage." "Any signs of chronic stress that might be signaling impending burnout are obvious red flags: irritability with colleagues, finding it difficult to concentrate on routine tasks, chronic tension headaches, back strain, stomach issues, or more serious health concerns."

2. You're having trouble sleeping

Whether you're having trouble falling asleep or waking up a 3:00 every morning, sleep issues can be a symptom of overwork and stress, or it can be a signal that you're too focused on your work at the expense of everything else, he explains.

3. Your personal life is suffering

If you find yourself having missed too many family dinners, school concerts, or family outings, it could be a clue that you need to reconnect with your family during some much needed vacation time, says Kerr.

4. You're starting to make more mistakes at work

"Whether it's errors on financial reports or customer transactions, if you find you're making more mistakes than usual, it could be a sign you need to reboot your mental hardware," Kerr says.

5. You're no longer enthusiastic about your work

If you're not as excited to get into work on a Monday morning as you once were, or you dread a work activity that you once enjoyed, you probably need a break. "If you feel your work spirit flagging, and can't remember what it is that made you love your job, then it might be time to get away," he adds.

6. You've lost your sense of humor

Here's a solid sign: You find yourself not laughing as easily as you once did, or you find it harder to "find the funny" in challenging work situations, says Kerr.

7. Molehills routinely become mountains

Things that you could easily shrug off in the past or manage effectively now seem like insurmountable obstacles, Kerr explains. "A lack of healthy perspective on issues can definitely be a sign you need to recalibrate your mental settings."

8. Your entire life revolves around your work

If your entire identity is wrapped into your work — so much so that you've forgotten who the real you is — then it's time for a vacation, he says.

9. You can only think about work

When you spend most of your off hours thinking or talking about work, it could be a sign you need to refocus with a vacation, says Kerr.

10. You start making unhealthy choices to cope with stress

"Reaching for a glass of wine as soon as you're in the door from work, overeating, or forgoing your normal exercise routine, can all be signs you need to shake things up with a vacation," Kerr says.

11. Your downtime isn't down enough

"Rather than going for a run or participating in fun activities in your off hours, all you can manage to do is drag yourself to your couch when you get home because your energy level is so depleted that you're not getting the health and wellness benefits from your off time the way you should be," he says.

12. You daydream about anything but work

"When you find yourself daydreaming at work more and more about winning the lottery or dream vacations rather than focusing on your goals or demonstrating concern for your company's goals and well-being, it's time to book a trip," Kerr says.

This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com

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