The List: 20 signs you need a break – the sun­nier, the bet­ter

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2. All your so­cial me­dia posts are ‘throw­back Thurs­days’ or in­clude

a ‘take me back’ cap­tion.

3. You’re liv­ing vi­car­i­ously through celebri­ties far more than you should.

4. You con­stantly wear five-plus lay­ers.

5. You’ve started read­ing the com­ments sec­tion on Stuff just to avoid do­ing any more work.

6. You no longer get a buzz out of put­ting on your new win­ter coat.

7. You think it prob­a­bly is okay to drink on a Tues­day.

8. You check how much an­nual leave you have ev­ery day, even though

you know the hours won’t dra­mat­i­cally in­crease overnight.

9. You re­alise you haven’t seen your friends in months be­cause

no­body’s hav­ing bar­be­cues.

10. You’ve switched to a paler shade of foun­da­tion.

11. You retell a travel story from over a year ago.

12. The bot­tle of self-tan at the back of your bath­room cup­board has crusted over from lack of use. As has the body moisturiser.

13. You’re count­ing down the week­ends of kids’ win­ter sport, when the sea­son has barely be­gun.

14. Get­ting up for 6am boot­camp feels on par with climb­ing Ever­est. 15.You’re too tired to speak in full sen­tences.

16. You start plan­ning your week­end on Mon­day morn­ing.

17. The mis­matched blan­kets on high ro­ta­tion are ru­in­ing your lounge dé­cor.

18. Your New Year’s res­o­lu­tion work­out plan now con­sists of walk­ing to the cof­fee shop

in your Nikes.

19. You’ve started binge-watch­ing travel shows – Rick Stein’s Long Week­ends, any­one?

20. You’re writ­ing a to-do list in or­der to get away with not do­ing your to-do list.

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