Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, and the grocery run. Take care of yourself. HealthyPlace.com
I took a Mental Health Day yesterday. I’d had a busier-than-usual week and I was tired—not just physically but mentally tired as well. I took the advice above—I didn’t go to the gym or the grocery store as planned, I didn’t shower or fix my hair, I didn’t write (except my blog). I drank lots and lots of water and did whatever popped into my head at the time. Oh, and I had fun watching the Nebraska football game. I feel renewed and refreshed today.
Sometimes we just have to say, “Stop the world, I want to get off!” Know that it’s not forever. Trust that you’ll get back into your life. Honor your physical and mental healing process.
Affirmation: I take care of myself.
Coaching questions: If you need a Mental Health Day, schedule it—now. What’s keeping you from taking one? How will you feel after you give yourself a day?
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I work at an agency that recognizes the importance of self care and mental health. They changed their vacation/sick practice (about 25 years ago) to a Paid Time Off practice. If staff are “just needing a day” they don’t have to pretend to be sick. Just take the day.
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Thanks for sharing this. It is so important. And kiddos to the Kenneth Young Center for instituting such a policy.