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  • Writer's pictureMia Denean

Sis, You Need A Mental Health Day: 5 Signs That You're Overdue

Taking care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically is the highest form of self-love. When you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it can be tough to remember that your mental health is just as important as your physical health when getting caught up in the motions of life. If you're experiencing any of these five signs then Sis it's time for a mental health day!

Emotional Distress

Emotional distress occurs when you experience an extreme level of unpleasant emotions that affect your thought process, decisions & routines.

Emotional distress can manifest in many ways, including worrying about things that are not real or circumstances that are out of your control. It can also include feeling like you cannot cope with the demands of your life, or feeling like you have lost control over some aspect of your life.

If you're feeling this way, the first step is to acknowledge what is happening and where these feelings are rooted. You may not be aware of it, but stress can lead to a number of symptoms in your body—from headaches and insomnia to anxiety and depression. If you feel any of these symptoms, it's time for a timeout!

Sleep Deprivation

If you're not able to get your beauty rest the way you need to due to your mind evading your peace then we gotta fix that. Sleep deprivation can cause an array of problems, from poor health to mood issues. Sleep is important for our health and well-being. It helps us feel rested and energized so that we can be productive in our everyday life with a clear mind.

Sleep deprivation makes it harder for us to concentrate on tasks at hand because when we're tired our brain does not function as it regularly should. Sleep deprivation can make you feel tired and irritable throughout the day—and those symptoms are often mistaken for being depressed! In fact, they're just signs that it's time to adjust your nighttime routine to get back to that beauty rest that will keep you feeling refreshed and ready to handle your day ahead.

You Feel Unaligned Spiritually & Emotionally

You've been making fear-based decisions, and your stress levels are through the roof. It feels like someone or something else has taken control of your life and emotions, and it's not you anymore.

  • You feel like a stranger in your own body.

  • You feel like you are different than you used to be.

  • You feel like you have lost your identity.

  • It feels as if someone or something else has taken control of your life and emotions, and it's not you anymore.

Brain Fog

Have you been having trouble remembering things? Do you find yourself forgetting what appointments are coming up on the calendar or forgetting your thoughts easily? Are the small details of everyday life slipping through the cracks? If so, then it may be time for a mental health day.

Furthermore, if you find yourself struggling with other tasks, then it might be time to find a day that you can declutter your mind and get it back on track by having a well-needed mental health day that doesn't require much thought or action.

Feeling Drained

It's normal to feel tired after a hard day's work, or when you're stressed out and your mind is racing. But when that fatigue lingers for more than a couple of days, it may be time for some much-needed downtime. The reasons behind this exhaustion vary from person to person—it could mean anything from anemia to depression—but one thing is certain: The best way to combat it is by getting some well-needed relaxation time.

You've been feeling a little drained lately, which is hard to pinpoint, but you know it has something to do with how you're spending your time. You know that taking a break and getting away from your phone, computer, TV and other distractions will help you recharge so that when you get back to yourself after your mental health day, things will seem better—and they will!

So don't wait another moment before making sure that your schedule includes some quiet time as soon as possible. You deserve it!

Sis, It is okay to not feel okay, but what is not okay is ignoring your body telling you that you need to RELAX and SLOW DOWN. We live in a world where we are constantly told that we need to keep working, keep being productive, and keep going and if we don't we are labeled 'lazy' or having a poor 'work ethic' but the truth is having too much of something is never healthy. Taking a mental health day or self-care day can help prevent burnout in the long run by giving your brain some rest from all its hard work. Sometimes you may even need more than just one day to get yourself back feeling right and that is okay too!

In 2023 we are no longer sacrificing our mental well-being and physical health to keep up with a world that is going to always be in constant motion whether we choose to or not.

Do you need a bit more Self-Care in your life? Download your free copy of the 30-Day Self-Care Challenge and begin transforming your life TODAY!

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