Three Signs it’s Time to take a Vacation

February 4th, 2016

There comes a time where the daily grind of work begins to take a toll on your positive attitude and ultimately your on-the-job efficiency. Considering the stressful nature of the healthcare industry, any work-related tension and pressure can become exacerbated. With quality patient care as the prime directive of most medical companies, healthcare employees need to ensure they are getting enough vacation time lest their workplace performance suffers.

Here is a look at three signs that it might be a good time to take a vacation. If you are suffering from any — or all three — some rest and relaxation needs to be on your docket. Let’s check them out.

Overtime Pays Bills, but Possibly at the Expense of Your Well-Being

There’s no denying that working extra hours benefits your household by putting some extra cash in your monthly budget. On the other hand, all this overtime might be costing you significantly when it comes to your overall stress levels. Burning the midnight oil at work on a consistent basis is a sure sign you need to take a break.

Make sure you take every vacation day available to you each year. Additionally, consider asking for comp time in lieu of payment for your overtime. This ensures you’ll have the down time you need to keep stress at a minimum.

Relationships at Home begin to Suffer

Don’t let the personal relationships in your life suffer due to work stress. If you feel this is the case, make it a point to schedule some needed vacation time. A stable home environment is a must for any successful career.

Finding a meaningful work-life balance needs to be your ultimate goal — one where your home life and office life compliment each other.

Making Mistakes while On Duty

Making mistakes at the office is arguably the most egregious sign that a vacation needs to be on your schedule… stat! Your professional reputation and — more importantly — the quality of patient care both suffer if your stress levels are causing you to perform poorly when on duty. Talk to your superiors about using a few vacation days to get your professional focus where it needs to be.

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