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Taking a break from work is an important step towards good mental health. From painting to bathing trees This is the best way to take care of yourself.

when you feel sick You should take time off to recuperate and feel better. But even though we know how important mental health care is. But many of us may still be reluctant to take a break from work to do this.

There can be a number of reasons why you feel that you need a mental health day, personal issues, poor work relationships. And overwork is a common cause. The same goes for feeling overwhelmed, overwhelmed, and stressed if left unchecked. These factors can eventually lead to stress, distress, and even mental illness.

Dealing with Mental Health Problems Early It is important to prevent symptoms from getting worse. That’s why it’s helpful to spend a mental health day taking care of yourself, de-stressing, and regrouping. have trouble sleeping (or insomnia), a change in appetite or even more impatient than usual It could be a sign that you need a break. Work to take care of your mental health.

A word of caution here though. Spending the day on your mental health meditating on your misery. Think about things that are stressing you out. Or just doing nothing is unlikely to be useful to you.

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The best way to spend your mental health day is probably tied to why you did it in the first place.

If you are overwhelmed and busy Spending time thinking about ways to improve your work/life balance. Or, being organized might be the most helpful in helping you feel better. If you feel discouraged about your job It might be nice to spend the day looking or applying for another job.

But if you feel emotionally or mentally exhausted Here’s what you can do to improve things.


We know creativity is good for us. Even if you are not good at what you do.

Whether it’s drawing, singing, inventing, or writing notes. Spending time creatively relieves stress and increases energy levels.

It’s like you’re working through problems. and learn by playing as a child Creativity works the same way. It can help us relieve stress and indirectly help us through things that bother us in the first place.

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We don’t need a masterpiece to enjoy the mental health benefits of painting. Image: russn_fcckr

get physical

Exercise has been shown to be as effective as medication in the treatment of many mental health problems. In fact, exercise can have such a positive effect on mental health that it is often used as a first-line treatment for depression at a level. moderate

It doesn’t matter what kind of exercise you do either. Whether you like running, lifting weights or Pilates, any exercise However, it’s good for managing stress and improving mood. Partly thanks to good chemicals. that our body naturally secretes during exercise

go out

Being in nature has the effect of calming our bodies. it stimulates the nervous system Our “rest and digestion” (parasympathetic), which is important in helping to reduce stress levels.

You can try activities such as tree bathing, a popular pastime in Japan. which involves walking quietly In the forests and forests while trying to live in the present and take a deep breath. If you don’t live near the forest Activities like gardening and walking in the park can also be helpful.

Spending time with nature plays an important role in reducing stress levels. Image: Aaron Burden

get soul

This does not mean the need to go to church. (unless you want to do that), but practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga have been shown to be particularly good for our overall mental health. for additional benefits Try these outdoor activities if the weather is nice.

To Get The Most Out Of Your Mental Health Day Take some time to consider the steps you need to take to improve any issues that may be affecting your mental health in the first place. It’s probably best to do this at the beginning of your day. So that you can spend the rest of the day doing activities that you enjoy. most important Focus on what you do if you can. Instead of continuing the cycle of worry or distress. This may require some practice to achieve though.

However, spending a day when you feel the need to seriously invest in yourself. charge the battery and fix any problems that might make you troubling There are often long-term benefits for your mental health. And if you still practice these in your daily life. It is likely that you will continue to see the benefits for mental health.

Sandra Walker is a clinical scholar in Creative and Community Approaches to Mental Distress at the University of Portsmouth.

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Main image: Anthony Tran

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