The importance of breaks at work

In the summertime, many of us vacation to other places or just stay at home without doing our daily work or studying.

This time is vital to people, unlike some workers, almost always executives, who brag about not taking vacations in years.

The breaks from work are essential for the mind and body to regenerate and for us to tackle our daily tasks with energy.

What sort of breaks do you take?

In this sense, we can distinguish the type of rest according to the following units of time:

• Daily rest (time off) – refers to the small moments of rest that we enjoy throughout the day, such as when we’re at work. B. the break to eat or for a snack, free time after work or sleep.

• Weekly rest period (weekend) – these are non-working days during the week. It can be one, two, three or more days depending on our job, our contract or the agreement of the company we work for. Some companies implement the 4-day-week option. In other positions we have to rotate holidays. It is important that you have at least one day off per week.

• Annual leave – It can be taken all at once or in sections. There are people who prefer to rest for two or three weeks at a time to completely switch off from work. This has advantages and disadvantages. The downside is that it can take too long to get back to our duties and we lose almost a week to get used to it again. Others prefer to take shorter but more frequent vacations throughout the year. In this case, switching off may not be complete, but will be enjoyed more often.

Likewise, we need to ensure that we make the most of the vacation time and really switch off to come back refreshed and energized to continue with our work responsibilities.


Whether it’s a relaxed vacation where we rest, read, listen to music, go for short walks or swim in the sea or pool, or whether it’s a trip to the mountains with hiking trails or a visit to a city with everything that goes with it – rest and enjoy are the key words here.

Here are some small tips to achieve this goal:

• Be flexible in terms of time

• Don’t pay too much attention to social networks

• Disconnect from world news

• Be fully present in the moment and in the activity you are doing

• Be fully present with the people with you

• Spend a few moments alone – read, listen to music, walk, meditate…

We wish you a nice holiday!