As inspired by Jenny, today I have declared a “Reclaiming My Mental Health Day”. I think we all require differing amounts of them regularly worked into our schedules to keep everything in balance. Some of you have an incredibly high tolerance for stress, project deadlines, unrest, and busyness. But not I. I am a rather delicate soul – it doesn’t take much for my whole being to be thrown completely off kilter. I’ve often been embarrassed and apologetic about it. I can feel so capacitorially inferior when I see the magnitude of the load that others are able to handle. I’ve fought it. Pushed myself beyond my natural limits. But my tolerance level never really seems to grow as a result. And then the tension headaches arrive…along with the rock-hard shoulders…and my gray hair starts accumulating far faster than it should.
So finally, I have made peace with my capacity, and I know that when my dial hits the “danger zone”, it’s time for me to force myself to take a restorative mental health day to slow down, un-plug, and take a conscious step away from those things that are causing me mental (and sometimes consequent physical) unrest. Often they occur on the weekend, but sometimes I have the luxury of planning one mid-week. And today is just such a day. If you’d like to know more about what a Reclaiming My Mental Health Day (#RMMHD) looks like in my world, follow me on Instagram: @KThroughTheDay
After a day (or even just a few hours) of peace, calm, and rejuvenation, I often feel charged up and ready to tackle the next mountain in front of me! Bring it on! Amazing what a little self-care can do, isn’t it?!
Do you take mental health days?