Life sometimes throws us countless challenges. Relationships, work, daily life keeps throwing us curveballs. While we may sometimes bravely roll with the punches, there are certain times you need to understand when it is time to take a seat as the storm passes. Life is always challenging, but here are six signs that tell you when you need to step away from the stress and take a breather.

When you start eating differently
One of the most common ways to identify one’s stressors is a change in eating patterns. A vast majority of individuals start to eat unhealthy food when they feel stressed or are passing through a phase. Eating differently? It might be time for you to take a much-needed break from whatever is stressing you out!

When there is no motivation to act
It might be time to take a breather if you find yourself in a rigid routine or doing the same thing over and over again. Without motivation to engage yourself in other habits, you may find yourself in a vicious cycle.

Zero social life
Yes, it’s understandable that you love your solitude, but when it goes up a notch to you not wanting to interact with other people, including your family members, then you may need to take a break to let off steam.

When you no longer get a kick out of what used to excite you
Honeymoon phase aside, when certain things become border-line annoying, and they used to bring you joy, then there may be a need for you to take a break to evaluate and reconnect yourself to your source of happiness (where reconnecting is required).

When you are always sick
Stress often impacts our physical health as much as it does our mental health. If you constantly get sick, then it’s time to take a break from your routine to treat yourself properly.

When you find yourself cutting everyone off constantly
Sounds like you? This is a loud warning bell!