- Need a self-productive career break? Here are 5 things to do - August 30, 2020
You can love your job or despise it. But hey! We all need a break! *No one is to judge*
It’s not wrong to put your well-being first sometimes, especially in trying times like these. Looking out for yourself helps you make great comebacks. If you are worrying about lagging off at work, think about this.
Introduction: Career breaks are self-rewards
The longer you push yourself, self analysis becomes harder when something goes wrong, which may require a restructuring from the root. And to be honest figuring that out is time consuming. You can find this compromising on your quality output. Quality + output is what businesses really need. Take a break to analyse before hell breaks loose.
Yes, a career break is actually a win-win whether it’s to chill down the professional hype or work up the monotony. But just because you’re on a break, that doesn’t mean your productivity sinks. You can get in touch with yourself and be still be productive *in this case means means, feel happy and satisfied on how you have used your time*
Body: How literally anyone can make the most of a career break
Do the things you never got the time to do. Things important to you, more than anyone else. Because now is the time. Here are 5 simple but productive things, each type of person can do during a career break.
- Upskill: For the Competitive Person
If you want to convert a hobby into a skill. Upskilling will always pay off. Read, research, watch videos and take courses. It can be outside your professional field. You’re not one who thought education was a waste of time, because knowledge contributes to who you are. Similarly, don’t think investing in skills which you’re never going to monetise is a waste. Be patient. It’s always better to have a list of future-backups than just one.
2. Educate: For the Business Person
If you’re aiming to become an entrepreneur some day, start small. Take your learnings and share them with those below your ladder. Whether it be younger lads or hardworking individuals who want to succeed. Become a teacher with the career knowledge you gained and voila! you get the best of both worlds. I mean sure your price may be quoted lesser than you deserve, but the knowledge, respect and network you get in exchange is worth it. So as a business man/woman don’t you think that’s a good bargain?
3. Experiment: For the Creative Person
If you need to expand your creativity, experimenting now has no strings attached. Test yourself, as to how far you can go and how high you can reach. Ask yourself what you are missing and how you can do better. You can try and fail without losing anything. It’s a great way to overcome a creative burnout or prepare yourself for a creative job. Take Hollywood artists for example like, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Robert Downey Jr. and Mathew Mconaughey. They took a career break and came out more victorious and impactful. After all, you need time and space to create something beautiful, don’t you?
4. Reach Out: For the Social Person
People can be inspiring to be around with. Self Isolation during quarantine can dim your bloom. But you can still find a way to connect! Engage in one-on-one online/ telephonic conversations with those who inspire you. Life can get in the way of friendships, relationships and other human ships. But it doesn’t have to at the given time. Yes, other people may not always be available for you to connect with. But you can always plan. Build your connections. Use your professional skills to make a calendar to suit their time. Prioritise those whom you feel want to connect as much as you.
5. Exercise: For the Fitness Enthusiast
Yes, this is something all of us need to do as human beings. Exercise is essential for everyone. But do you have a particular fitness goal in mind? (Which you’ve been trying to achieve since forever) Well, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Start small and keep consistent. Make videos for motivation to track your journey. You would be excited and surprised to see your documented transformation.
Conclusion: Career breaks benefit anyone
Of course, there are people off the radar. But the bottom line is a career break basically gives you the opportunity to do the things you miss. Do you have that void you need to fill? Do you feel like a robot? A career break may be your solution. Just make sure you plan and save up. This helps you get in touch with yourself. Whether it be mentally, physically or emotionally. (Financially too sometimes)