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  • 3 Signs You Need to Take a Mental Health Day

    Do you ever get up in the morning and wonder if it would be okay for you to take a mental health day?

    If so, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, research from the American Psychological Association shows that today’s workforce is experiencing job burnout at alarming rates.

    What are Mental Health Days Exactly?

    The good news is that taking a mental health day every once in a while can absolutely help you cope with work-related stress. But mental health days should not be confused with sick days.

    Mental health days are simply those times when you need to take a break from anything work related. These personal days are used to reset your mind by focusing on activities that rejuvenate and reenergize you.

    3 Signs it’s Time for a Mental Health Day

    The following are some red flags that are letting you know you need to put your mental health first:

    1. You Feel Run Down

    Being stressed and overworked can take a toll on your mind and body. If you’ve been feeling run down for a period of time, take a break.

    2. You Feel Angry More Often

    When you feel stressed and burned out, you become angry far more easily and far more often. If you notice you’ve been getting easily irritated, this is a sign it may be time for a mental health day.

    3. You’re Having a Hard Time Focusing

    When you’re stressed, your mental faculties take a hit and you can’t focus as easily. This makes it incredibly hard to get any work done. Which of course just makes you feel more stressed.

    If you notice your cognitive abilities have declined a bit, it may be time to call off work for a day of destressing.

    If you have been experiencing any of these signs, I encourage you to put your mental health first and take a mental health day.

    Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to speak about how you’re feeling, and how you can cope better with your situation. I’m here to hear you and I have numerous resources to share with you on coping with stress.


    10 Signs You Need a Mental Health Day