Friday, April 6, 2012

The Importance of Taking a Mental Health Day

A strong indication that you need a Mental Health Day!
Hey there.  You know... I work to hard.  I don't take many vacations.  Not because I don't want to, but because I always seem needed at work.  I've been working at the same place for well over 8 years now...  it will be 9 years this May.  And even though I am proud that I have managed to discover a career, it's tough to know that the time off is rare.  And if I do get time off, it's in small spurts.  I could never request weeks, let alone, a full month off at work.  It's just not possible.  With my, I'm lucky to get 3 days straight.  That was what was supposed to happen this week, but it didn't.  Instead, I'm settling for today, Friday, off and next Wednesday and Thursday.  Mondays and Tuesdays and are out of the question because of the meetings that I am a part of.  I think that I need to simply accept that this is what it is and cherish the moments that I can take off from work.

Today, I slept in.  Haven't done that during the weekday in a long while.  My wife made me some awesome breakfast, I manged to shave, we took a shower together, I finally got prizes mailed out (they'll arrive on Monday guys!), took the kids to Toys R Us, had lunch with the family, and managed to finish making the kids' Easter baskets.  Overall, it was a great day.  Yeah, there was quite a bit of driving, but it was all good.  Why was it so good???  Not only did I get to spend the day with the wife and kids, but I was away from work.  A day away from being a credit manager.  All work and no play makes Metallman a dull boy!!!  And a little insane, too.

The first thing I did was post on Twitter that I was off of work and having a mental health day.  That's exactly what it is.  A day to just take your sanity back from the work force.  A day to enjoy what is dear to you.  Whether it be hanging out with the kids, go out to breakfast with the wife, indulge in gaming, or sports, it's great to just let loose and take that piece of yourself back from the daily grind that is work.  So take those mental health days, people.  Recharge your batteries because we all know that work is DRAINING!  Mental health days are those days where we can let loose.  They're more important that you think!!!  I feel good.  I feel like we had a good day.  Today was definitely a Good Friday.  Later!

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