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It's Okay To Take Mental Health Days, From Someone Who's Done It Before

We've all been there.

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It's Okay To Take Mental Health Days, From Someone Who's Done It Before
Rachel Neal

I don't know about you, but I'm the type of person that likes to always stay busy.

It keeps me productive, and on my feet, and gives me something to look forward to.

However, it can get to the point where it becomes too much to handle, and you're left feeling hopeless and overwhelmed.

I think we've all been here, especially during the school year.

Juggling going to class, studying, finishing assignments on time, being involved in clubs, being apart of Greek life, having a part-time job, etc can all become extremely stressful when all you want to do is just lay down in bed for once and relax without worrying about what's due next.

Yeah, you could say that it's your own fault for putting so much on your plate, but if you're a passionate and active person, you like having all those responsibilities because it makes you feel good about yourself.

But I'm here to tell you that it's okay to take a day off. It's okay to skip class, call out of work, and sleep in a little later.

I sometimes struggle with this because I feel like if I do take a day off, it puts me way behind than I need to be.

But in reality, it doesn't.

Taking a mental health day when you're extremely stressed and overwhelmed with everything going on is so important.

It gives you time to yourself to recharge, relax, and replenish.

This past week I've had so many mental breakdowns because of everything I had going on. I had to miss two classes in a row because I wasn't feeling well and I was so upset because I was messing with my schedule, but now I'm so thankful for that time off because it allowed me to just sit and relax for once.

So yes, if you feel like everything is hitting you at once, take time for yourself.

Remind yourself that it'll only be beneficial for yourself, especially in the long run.

Mental health is just as important as physical health.

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