Mental Health Day — A good investment

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Lately I haven’t been myself. I’m normally a positive, productive member of society. A jovial sort of person. But lately the daily grind of of life along with our new found committment to fiscal responsibility has made me a bit of a misanthrope and yes, a pill.

So, it was an easy decision to take a day off from work today so that I could have some breathing room. My husband took both kids to school today and I’ve had the rare luxury of staying in my pajamas. I was contemplating going to a yoga class but after looking at the schedule on line and seeing that the class is $16 ($%^&#$) I think instead I’ll go for a contemplative urban nature walk. It’s FREE! Who cares if there ain’t much nature.

I googled “taking a mental health day” and found some hilarious tips for “how to call in sick when you just need a day off.” I am lucky to work in an environment where I can just send a short email to say I’m not feeling well and won’t be in the office. No sneaky fake coughs or off putting excuses such as “I’ve got the runs” for me.

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4 Responses to “Mental Health Day — A good investment”

  1. debtfreeforlife Says:

    I’m lucky that I can also generally send an email, too. Though a few weeks ago I actually was sick — I swear I sounded like Kermit the Frog — and since it was a Friday (suspicious day for calling in) I made a point of leaving several v-mails. Heh.

    Hope the day worked for you!

  2. ladydoughgirl Says:

    thanks i’m finding that having a day to just putz is helping me feel much better about the world. and it will give me enough energy to face friday and the weekend (ha).
    thanks for the note!

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  4. Panic Portal Says:

    Panic Away

    This helped me out of those DARK PLACES.

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