I think most of us would agree that we work hard to have a better life.  Unfortunately, many of us make the mistake of thinking our better life is off in the distance; it’s “someday” rather than today.  And that thinking is what leads to burnout.

The truth is, taking some downtime and disconnecting from work is necessary for human beings to function properly.  Taking an annual vacation is not enough; you need to carve time out of every week to refresh and recharge.  There are proven scientific reasons for doing so, as outlined below.  So this weekend, make it a point to take time away from work and hit the re-set button on your life.

The Necessity of Downtime