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Sharing – How to take a good mental health day

The article below describes how to make the most of a mental health day, and I was hoping you could notice how many different kinds of days they describe. From staying in bed all day to catching up on errands, there are many different ways that a day away from work, school, kids, etc., can be good for our mental health.

It reminded me of something I’ve said on this blog many times: what works for me might not work for you, and what works for you might not work for the next person, but all that matters is that it works for you.

It also made me think about the importance of self-knowledge because there is no defined way to spend your mental health day, and there’s no guarantee that what you need today will be the same thing you need for a mental health day three months from now. Maybe today you need rest. You need a day where food is delivered to you, and no work is done because the stress and pressure have worn you down to exhaustion. Three months from now, however, maybe you need a day to spend in nature with friends because you’ve lost the connections that help with your anxiety. A few months later, you may need a day to wipe some things off your to-do list while leaving the kids somewhere.

What we need as individuals and what we need on a given day can vary. If we know ourselves, though, we can use the mental health tools we have, including a day off, to our best advantage.

How to take a good mental health day

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