Leave work early if you can

Leave work early if you can
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In our meritocracy, we are used to functioning.
Sometimes without regard for losses. Burn-out, depression and physical complaints resulting from stress are a widespread disease.
This is also due to the fact that we are often willing to go beyond our own performance limits when we believe that this is expected of us.

One of the most effective tips against acute stress is to leave work early, if possible, without serious consequences.

For example, if you are struggling with a low mood during the dark season, this will not only affect your soul, but also your physical performance.
Your resistance to stress decreases, while your susceptibility to infectious diseases increases.
If, for once, the sun is shining again, you are actually obliged to your health to absorb as much of this daylight as possible.
If you are tied to your office or study on such a day, you should consider whether it might not make sense to leave work for the time being and instead take maximum advantage of the health effect of the sun on your organism.
The prerequisite for this is, of course, that there is no deadline, no deadline and no deadline for an important presentation or any other urgency, the postponement of which would entail serious consequences under labor law.

If this is not the case, it is advisable to decide in favor of your own health.
After all, work will still be waiting for you the next day, but sunshine is one of those things, especially in the winter months…
Daylight that is not filtered through window panes not only promotes mental well-being, but also stimulates the body to produce vitamin D, which is essential for bone building, among other things.

But even regardless of the weather, there are workdays when you are simply in over your head and stress threatens to consume you.
Even in such a case, it can make sense to leave work that is not urgent at least for a short time.
A false sense of duty often leads to longer periods of sick leave due to stress, which can be much more damaging to a company in the long term than an employee who listens to his or her body and takes a short break to actively do something about acute stress.
So in certain situations, allow yourself to go home early to take a relaxing bubble bath or slow down with a stroll around town.
You’ll be doing your employer a favor in the long run!

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