This is a huge problem that a lot of people have. Whether you work from home, or work outside the home, chances are great that you may need a break from your schedule. Some call it a personal day, while others call it a mental health day. Whatever way you may call it, it should be your day, the day you can spend embracing yourself and no one else.
Does it sound too good to be true? That’s because we have a tendency to cling to our responsibilities with a death grip. Somehow, many of us have decided that the world would stop spinning if we dropped out of it for a few hours. Try taking a one day break, and when no catastrophe ensues, you’ll see just how valuable a personal day can be.
Make a day for you
Make certain that everyone knows you’re taking this day. Request it off from work, get a babysitter for the kids and make alternative arrangements for meals. This is just one day. You can do it, and your family can function without you for a few hours.
Leave the phone home
If you are like me, you probably are always checking that phone of yours. For your own sake, leave the phone home. Yes, some clients may get back to you, or their other things that need to be done. However, they will be there tomorrow. You don’t need to worry about them today. All you need to do is worry about yourself.
Plan your day
Now this plan can be simple if you choose, or elaborate, if you so choose. However, the main thing to take away from this is do what you want. Do something that you want to do that will being you happiness. If you are racking your brain for some suggestions, here are a few:
Lay on the couch and binge watch some television. Get take out, snacks, and other food that you normally don’t eat on a daily basis.
Call up a friend and see if they want to see a movie, go shopping, or even have a nice lunch. It is something you normally won’t do, but it will be nice to have some human interaction.
Have a spa day. Grab an appointment at your local spa for a massage, facial, or just a mani-pedi. Doesn’t matter what you choose as long as you are happy.
By taking a mental health day, you are rediscovering your self-worth. Not only that, but you are taking all the stress you have built up over time and letting it go. Everyone needs a day to relax, unwind, and be themselves. Always plan for a day to do what makes you happy without having work and stress get in the way.
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