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We’ve all been there. You haven’t had a break— from work, from the kids, from life in general — in ages. You’ve been in high gear for so long now that you’ve gotten used to feeling mentally and physically depleted.
It's important to put the brakes on before your health really suffers. Long-term stress weakens your immune system and can cause a number of health problems or make existing problems worse.
The following are eight signs you’re overdue for a mental health day:
If you can relate to most of the above, it’s time to re-focus on your well-being. There’s nothing wrong with needing a day off, so take one. You’ll come out of it more rested, energized and productive.
The following are eight ways to give yourself a mental health day:
Self-care is essential to good health. We all have our own ways of taking care of ourselves. Figure out what works for you and get yourself the rest you deserve.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety even after taking a break, you may need some extra support. Talk to your doctor about seeking help from a professional.
Get support from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.
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