Time for a break - Why is it important?

Matej Marek
2 min readMay 14, 2021

I have been learning for more than a month now… In that time, I have learned a lot - but there is still a whole Universe ahead of me, unexplored, untouched.

Source: Google - the internet.

I have been thinking about the whole process each day, each night. Why? Because it is fun - I like learning new things, and I have been thinking of what I can do to improve my game, improve my code, what everything I would like to learn, and so forth…

Juggling with a full-time job and other aspects of life is not easy, but it is gratifying and enriching!

But, all of that gets exhausting, especially for your brain. Some days I struggled with writing my articles, but I have always powered through and managed to write them down - and I was happy for it and learned more in the process as well!

But since I don’t want to burn out, I have decided I will be taking a few days off from all of this, relaxing over the weekend ( Although as I know myself, I will still keep on thinking about the whole learning process! )

Why is taking not only breaks but also vacations necessary?

  • Get a change in scenery
  • Benefits your mental and physical health
  • Greater well-being
  • You are more creative when relaxed
  • Breaks help us process and retain information
  • Decrease burnout - increase in productivity!

And many more! We all need to relax from time to time… So don’t forget to find some time off every once in a while. You come first and foremost, and so remember… It’s ok to take a break. It’s ok to breathe.

And with that and a small joke at the end, I leave you for a couple of days, take care!

But that is it for now, thank you for reading and feel free to follow me for more articles - and as always, good luck and see you next time!