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Take a break: The Secret to Giving Yourself Permission {Video EP 3/4}

how to give permission secret to permission take a break Dec 30, 2022

Do you ever find yourself dreading your next task, or feeling overwhelmed while juggling your career and personal commitments?

Taking a break is essential to avoid burnout.

Allowing yourself permission to rest and recharge doesn’t have to mean sitting on the couch all day — it can actually be a fun, energizing experience!

From taking a time-out by exploring a new hobby to booking an afternoon retreat for some much needed self-care, these inspiring ideas will help you enjoy the process of giving yourself what you need.

There's no denying it - life can often be chaotic.

Your days are filled with long to-do lists, professional pressures, and running a home all while trying to squeeze in time for yourself.

But what if there was a way to make sure you break the cycle on occasion and give yourself some rest?

Well, I have the secret: it’s all about taking breaks!

Let me show you how giving yourself permission can help bring balance into your life as well as revitalize your career goals.

After reading this blog post/or watching this video- take the practical action steps provided - and experience how much better you feel after giving yourself that hard earned break.

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You're a powerhouse and you don't ever stop, but sometimes you need to. One of the best things you can do for your career is to take a break. That's right, step away from your desk and give yourself permission to relax.

It may feel like the opposite of what you should be doing, but trust us, it will pay off.

Here's why taking a break is the secret to giving yourself permission to succeed. So close your laptop, put down your phone, and take a break!

We all need a break sometimes - even from our hobbies and passions

Life can be a relentless cycle of work and responsibilities. Have you been in this cycle?

While hobbies and passions are a nice respite from the daily grind, it is important to remember that everyone needs a break from them on occasion.

Taking a break and stepping away from hobbies and passions can give us the mental break we need and help us to come back to activities with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

Not taking regular breaks can lead to feelings of fatigue, feeling overwhelmed, or even burnout.

Everyone deserves some time to relax and recharge - so make sure to take occasional breathers amidst your hobbies or passions.

It's okay to take a break, and in fact, it can be beneficial

We often take stress in life very seriously and don’t take the time to take a break and take care of ourselves.

It takes courage and strength to take a break, which is why it’s so important: it can provide new perspectives and give us breathing space.

Taking a break is not running away; instead, it’s discovering your own strength and resilience that you never knew you had. By taking the time to provide our minds and bodies with much-needed rest, you can come back refreshed and energized, better able to face whatever challenge lies ahead.

To take a break then is not only alright, but also mentally and physically beneficial if you need an emotional reboot.

How to give yourself permission to take a break

Taking a break is so important, yet it may feel like you should never give yourself permission to do it. But why?

It's time to give yourself some slack and listen to what your mind and body need.

When it's time for a timeout give yourself permission to breathe, unwind, and pursue something away from the chaos of the day-to-day.

Recharge by doing something you truly enjoy or take an opportunity for self-discovery and just relax.

Taking a break is essential in fueling productivity, creativity, and overall well-being - give yourself permission to give these areas space - don't be afraid to put all that guilt aside!

The benefits of taking a break

Taking a break has immense benefits. It helps to have time away from intense concentration, or the mundane tasks that fill your days.

During a break, it’s beneficial to relax in whatever way brings joy.

This can be anything from:

  • reading a book
  • playing a sport
  • simply enjoying music

Taking a break gives you an opportunity to hit the reboot button and clear your minds so you can return with renewed focus and energy.

A break is like medicine for the soul. When you give ourself permission to take time off it can help you better manage stress and create balance in your life.

So wherever possible, don’t be afraid to step away for a few moments and take some stress-relieving breaks!

What to do during your break

Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is necessary for physical, mental, and emotional health.

During your break, why not find some way to challenge yourself, try something new, and have some fun?

  1. Get creative; take a cooking class online or take up painting.
  2. Start going for regular morning walks and get to know the local wildlife
  3. Make the most of the time you have and turn it into a mini adventure:
  4. Go exploring with friends new or old
  5. Plan a picnic by the shore, by the beach or in the park
  6. Just stay in bed all day long with your favorite movie

Whatever you choose to do on your break, make sure it works for you and keeps you energized so that when it's time to get back to normality you are ready to take on whatever comes your way.

How to get back into your passion after taking a break

If you’ve taken a break from your passion, there are many ways to get back into it.

To begin with, take some time to reflect on why you stopped pursuing it in the first place.

It could have been due to burnout, exhaustion or simply lack of motivation – whatever the reason may be, gaining an understanding of this can help guide you moving forward.

Next, give yourself permission to take smaller steps towards your goal rather than feeling overwhelmed at the thought of taking a big leap straight away.

Aim for manageable accomplishments each week: maybe it’s reading about the subject for half an hour every day or creating something small but new every few days; these baby steps can quickly add up and put you back on track with little effort as they cultivate momentum and enthusiasm.

Finally, try connecting with likeminded people who share your passion - allow yourself to be inspired by their stories, experiences and successes!

You never know what exciting ideas and opportunities this may bring so let curiosity be your guide.

Put these strategies into action today and before you know it, getting back into your passion will feel easier than ever!

So often we feel like we need to push through and just keep going.

But sometimes the best thing we can do is take a break. It's okay to give yourself permission to rest, recharge, and come back even stronger.

If you're feeling stuck or uninspired, try implementing some of these tips and see how it goes.

And if you need a little help getting started, join me on the Ignite Your Inner Chic Retreat in Chicago.

We'll spend time exploring your passions, discovering what lights you up, and reigniting your inner fire so you can show up as the best version of yourself in all areas of your life Strolling along the Riverwalk reminiscent of a Parisian getaway.


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