Taking a Mental Health Day and HOW to Make it Work
One of the most important ways to be productive is to make sure that you are taking time for yourself....
When was the last time you took a mental health day to recharge? When you took time for yourself that was free and clear - no guilt, list of to-do's or "shoulds" running around in your brain?
Here's an excerpt from NBC news on HOW you can actually make this happen....
"It might be tempting to just keep the day wide open, but that’s a mistake. You won’t be rejuvenated if you feel like you wasted the day watching Netflix. And don’t tackle a to-do list, either. This is not a day for oil changes and dentist appointments. Think about what you need, and design your day ahead of time.
Ask yourself what kinds of things you would do if you had six months to live.
Know what makes you feel better. For a lot of people, top choices are spending time outdoors, movement and social connection. Plan activities where you get “lost in the flow,” says Kristina Hallett, Ph.D., a board-certified clinical psychologist and author of “Own Best Friend: Eight Steps to a Life of Purpose, Passion, and Ease.”
Learning can be restorative, so if learning isn’t part of your job try using this day for expanding your brain. Practice an instrument, take an art lesson or attend a workshop."