You are not suppose to be on someone else’s time…
I don’t know about you, but whenever I take a break from something, I can’t help but to feel guilty. But then I ask myself why do I feel this way, when it was that very thing that pushed me to this point. This can be anything; work, school, social media, but most recently people.
Now, I don’t associate myself with a lot of people, and actually pride myself on being an introvert. I need clarity, and sometimes being around people disrupts my focus. I don’t expect a lot of people to understand, but I’m sure there are others who can relate to this. To be honest, I find that having time to yourself helps refresh your mood. Look at it as a reset button.
Taking a break doesn’t have to happen because of a bad event either. Sometimes you need to refresh yourself after a good event. Since I am an introvert, and a creature of habit at that, when things happen all of a sudden (good or bad) I can get overwhelmed. This is why it is important to have time for yourself. You need time to adapt to the change that’s going on around you, but most importantly, embrace it.
When you break away, do it on your time and no one else’s. Some people tend to forget about themselves while they are too busy catering to others, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, when it’s affecting your well-being, you need to consider in putting yourself first, and more often… It is never selfish to take care of yourself, because if you don’t, you can’t properly take care of others, and other important things. The key is to find balance in taking a break from the things you work so hard for.
So take your time and break away, you too are a work in progress.