Between school, homework, friends, and those extracurriculars that take up all your time, it’s really easy to get overwhelmed. With busy schedules, it’s easy to get run-down. Just like you would take a sick day for the flu to feel better, you can do this for your emotional well-being too.
Signs You Need a Mental Health Day
- You feel run down and tired all the time.
- You’re much more irritated than usual.
- You might not be sleeping as much as you need.
- You just wish you had an hour to do something you want to instead of what you have to do.
If this describes you, it might be a good time to take a mental health day.
How to Let Yourself Off the Hook
In some cases it may take a few days notice to plan out how you can take the day off from your obligations. If you’re under 18, you may need to ask your parents or guardians about calling into school.
Have a Guilt-Free Day Off
Once you get the day off, try to focus on things you enjoy that are good for your mental health, like playing with a pet or dancing around your room to music. Do what makes you happy and don’t feel guilty – everyone needs a day to themselves!
You just have to listen to what your body tells you and how you feel. If you think you need a day to yourself, it’s definitely worth taking one.