You know when you wake up and you can’t get out of bed no matter how many times you tell yourself you need to? Yeah, that’s your body and mind telling you to TAKE A BREAK.
Although you may not have the luxury of being able to take a day off work or school, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something relaxing for a night or on the weekend. These are known as mental health days, and you should take them more often.
They may involve much-needed movie watching, sleeping, long baths, yoga, coloring, or anything you feel like doing or not doing. But whatever you do — do NOT do anything school or work-related, that would defeat the purpose.
I took a mental health day a few months ago — no class, no work, slept until 3 pm and watched movies the rest of the night — it felt amazing.
Sure, I regretted not going to class or work, but I woke up ready to conquer anything and everything the next morning.
Although I don’t know of any schools or businesses that factor in mental health days into the attendance policy, try taking a night to yourself once in a while. A break is essential if you want to keep your sanity and your creativity flowing.
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