Corporate Mental Health Days are Life Savers

No, you're not crazy. Or weak. Or incompetent. Your job or managers just try to make you feel that way from time to time. What you are is tired, worn out or simply stressed. Work related stress can take a toll on your well being and wellness and can impact the important relationships in your life. Take the initiative and escape for a day.

I recently took a Wednesday off to regroup. Having suffered from migraines two days in a row, I owed it to myself to unplug and unwind and guess what? No Wednesday migraine! I was happy and healthy all day.

I encourage everyone to take a personal day from work and truly make it personal. Do something that you enjoy and UNPLUG from work. Day in and day out job stress is not healthy and has to be consciously managed. You aren't doing yourself any favors staying late and putting in overtime if your work isn't going to be applauded anyway. There is not a price tag on your overall well-being.

You owe it to yourself to take care of yourself and you work hard so why not treat yourself? A mid week retreat is better than anything a doctor can prescribe. It is comfort for a weary soul.

Remember, you are so much more than who you are at work. You are more than the title you hold. Never lose sight of who you are and your capabilities based on a corporate infrastructure that truly wasn't designed to place you at the top anyway.


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