Do you ever take the day off for no real good reason? I don’t. I hate to feel like I’ve wasted my time. I usually save my paid time off for vacations or family outings where I’d need to travel, I don’t use it to relax.
This week, I had plans I had taken off of work for that fell through. So I decided, why not take a day for me? February is my busiest and most stressful month at work, a mental health day was much needed.
So I brainstormed a bunch of things that would make me happy, make me feel good, and set me up for success for the rest of the week.
I started the morning by sleeping in, then had a breakfast sandwich and cup of tea. I left to get my nails done, which I never do. I then treated myself to a bubble tea at a new tea shop. Followed by dermaplaning and a facial peel at a spa! It was definitely a bit of a splurge day, but I almost never do things like these because I just don’t have the time. After all of that, I just felt good about myself.
I had done a few things to make me feel prettier, put things in my body that made me feel happy. I took a trip to Trader Joe’s (I love TJ’s if you haven’t caught on) and picked up some noms for the rest of the week. I ended the night with walking my dog because luckily my mental health day fell on one of the warmest days of this winter!
It felt good just to do something for me. To only think of me for the day. To have some time to myself when everyone else was busy working.
Do you ever take mental health days?