How to make the most of a mental health day
Everyone knows that when you have a cold or the flu, you buy yourself some Strepsils, make some tea & sit on the couch with your cats. But not everyone knows when they should take a mental health day, or even if they are allowed to!
Taking a mental health day before you get too stressed, burnt out, or exhausted is super important to stop mental problems early. After all, prevention is always better than reaction!
So how do I take an effective mental health day, you ask?
Here are my top suggestions for restoring all the feel good chemicals in your soul!
Do something creative! Go knit that cute crochet swimsuit you promised your sister (it’s coming, I promise!) or do a Paint by Numbers! I have attached a link to my favourite website to get them from! Put on your favourite tunes and paint peacefully by yourself!
Watch your favourite show or movie! Put your feet up with a cup of tea, fluffy bed socks, and face mask to watch a show that makes you laugh and feel good. I always watch Mamma Mia when I’m sad! There is just something about singing Dancing Queen that makes me feel better! Don’t judge me.
Do something physical! If you are able to, go for a hike or a walk somewhere you have been dying to explore or on your favourite track! If you are not an outdoors person, go to the gym for an hour and you can thank me later when you walk out feeling like Gal Gadot.
Get in touch with your spirit! Whether you are spiritual or religious, take some time out of your day to get in touch with your spirit. Read your bible or religious text of choice, sit down with your tarot cards and crystals (recharge them first please and thank you), and spend some time meditating with gratitude.
However, my all time favourite thing to do on a mental health day…sleep in! With my cats. Ignore all my problems. There is a time and a place for productivity, and there is a time and place for rest. We can not perform like machines, because we are not machines.
Make sure you leave time to recuperate!
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