#MCM My Case of The Mondays
Ahhh yes, the dreaded Monday! The end piece of the beautiful loaf of bread that is the week.
We all have those days where we lie awake after the impending ringing of our alarms and question
“Why couldn’t I just have won the lottery last night?”
But, there are instances when you can’t even manage to make it out of bed.
And for these types of days, I find myself asking…
Do You Ever Feel A Bit Run Down and Tired?
But not just “Oh man, I shouldn’t have stayed up until 3am on Pinterest” tired.
I mean that, I’m moving through the day absent mindedly making mistakes tired.
That I’m emotionally drained tired and therefore can’t even function to have basic human interaction.
And for these days, I give you the suggestion of taking a Mental Health Day.
Now, a mental health day is not to be taken lightly.
For one, you don’t want to take a mental health day and lay in a dark room in bed all day
because we all know that laying in a dark room alone doesn’t necessarily do wonders for your self-esteem and overall happiness.
Also, you don’t want to take a mental health day to avoid your co-workers or boss.
A mental health day should be used to improve the state of your mental health, so that you return to work fresh, recharged and more productive!
So, if you’ve been neglecting yourself to climb the corporate ladder, Listen up!
Here’s how you take a mental health day at work and still have a job to return to!
According to Psychotherapist Amy Morin, here are a few tell-tale signs that you may be in dire need of a break!
1. When you’re distracted by something you need to address.
2. When you’ve been neglecting yourself.
3. When you need to attend appointments to care for your mental health.
We function just like furnaces. We need fuel to function.
So, when we’re running low on fuel we may not function as optimally as possible!
Be sure to pay attention to your body, you deserve to disconnect sometimes.
Self-care is important and just a little time to take care of you will leave you feeling refreshed and it’s proven to bring your stress levels down.
So, the next time you’re at the point of mental devastation be sure to remember that taking a mental health day can make you a better employee!