Before kids, I was almost never sick, so every once in a while, I’d take a mental health day. After Jones was born, once or twice I took him to daycare and took the day off work. I usually split the day between getting some things done that were difficult to do with a child (or while working full-time) and things that made me happy.
Today, I’m taking a mental health day. Usually after I drop the kids at school, I have a full schedule of things I plan to accomplish, meetings I need to attend, and runs I need to complete. Originally, today was supposed to be like that. Instead, today I’ve decided I’m just going to relax and do whatever I feel like. Last week Beer Geek was on travel, I had meetings and runs with clients nearly every day and tons of things to get done after our return from St. Maarten. By the time Beer Geek got home, I was not a pleasant person to be around. So, in an attempt to regain my usual positive outlook, I’m only doing what I want to today.
So far, I’ve wandered around Whole Foods after dropping the boys at school. Shortly, I plan to take a nice long hot shower. Then I think I’ll head over to return some Lands End stuff and check out some of the spring clothes. After that, I think a nap may be in order. And then I’m going to eat lunch, sitting down, with a book before I need to go pick up Shoo from preschool.
What do you do when you need a break from reality?
And just for your amusement:
Last night I desperately needed to roll my calves after my 3 mile run in Vibrams. Since I still haven’t gotten over to my local running store, I used the next best thing – a blue light saber. Ahh, the beauty of having two boys. ;o)
18 thoughts on “Mental Health Day”
I totally approve of mental health days. I take one every now and then just to relax and destress, not even do errands. Life is too hectic, even on the weekends, and you just need that sometimes. Enjoy your day off!!!
May the force be with your calves.
Enjoy your do to yourself. You deserve it. When I take a day to my self. I like to go shopping and to a nice place to eat for lunch.
Light saber apparently fix for everything!! Get yourself a stick quick!!!Hmmm..mental health day to me means maybe getting a short run in, some yoga, followed by a nice long soak in tub, wine and a good movie…all by myself 🙂
Ahhh a mental health day sounds sooo nice! Enjoy the "you" time!Wandering slowly through the grocery store is something I LOVE to do on a weekday morning, when it's not too busy. That, and day time trashy TV!
I have thought about taking a mental health day (aka. sick day) from work. But, things are so busy with assessments and meetings that there are no good days in the next couple of weeks. maybe in May. 🙂 I need it. 🙂
im a big fan of mental health days. i think they work wonders for decompressing you and getting you back on track.
amen. you looked on friday like you needed this. enjoy it!
I totally thought I had a hair appointment this morning and had really been looking forward to the "me" time. Walked into the salon at 9am to find that my appointment is next week. I decided to give myself an hour before I get to work – picked up Starbucks, watching Regis and Kelly and blogging! Enjoy your day!
youaresofreakingawesome.Where can I get a a blue light saber?? or a son?!
Yay! This sounds just like what you need!
We all need those days every once in awhile. Resting and taking time to ourselves just makes us happier and healthier!
i'm picturing this light-saber scenario….
I play Fantasy Baseball to escape the real world. Yes, I am an adult. I was never sicker when the kids were little.
Got to have a picture of the light saber action.
A rolling pin also works well… really I only use that once a year to make Christmas cookies anyway!
NICE! Hope you enjoyed your day!!
Good for you. I hope you enjoyed the day off.