Signs That You Are Overdoing It

February 26, 2018

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Sometimes you don't realize you've been working too much.  Oftentimes our body will tell us when we need to take a break, we just won't listen to it. However you're not at your best when you are stretching your mind and body much farther than is healthy.  So know the signs that you may need to slow down and take a break. #1-Forgetting event. If you're constantly forgetting plans that you made or appointments that you booked, there's a good chance you're mentally overbooked. Studies prove that chronic stress can have a direct negative impact on your spatial memory, which is responsible for helping you recall locations and relate objects. #2-Frequent headaches. Constantly having a dull, pounding headache throughout the day is your body crying out for help! According to Mayo Clinic, Headaches could be the source of dehydration or just a direct result of stress. Either way, you should pay a little more attention to it, rather than popping an aspirin and continuing on your way. #3 You Are Sick All The Time.  If you've been battling a head cold, a bout of the flu, or just a never-ending cough and runny nose, your immune system might be struggling because you're working on overdrive. Consistent stress over long periods of time can impact your immune system's ability to fight off infection- which is why it's so important to take time off and rest when you're sick. #4-You Seem To Be Living On Survival Mode. If you can't remember the last time you felt in control of your daily schedule, or even ahead of it, then it might be time to reevaluate exactly how busy you are. Take a look at your weekly calendar. Is there room for you to breathe? If not, can you find time to do that? Working in five to 10 minutes of deep breathing time, or quiet meditation, can do wonders for your mental health. #5-You Eat While Doing Something Else. If you're always eating lunch during a meeting, or grabbing some breakfast while you run to work, you'll end up hurting yourself both mentally and physically. #6-You Never Practice Self-Care. When was the last time you treated yourself? If you're running yourself ragged, and never take time to enjoy yourself, then all of your work might be for nothing. Happy people live longer, healthier lives, on average. So no matter how hard you're working, it's only worth it if you're enjoying your life along the way.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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