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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Need A Mental Health Day?

By May 5, 2013

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How often do you feel overwhelmed by stress? Excess unmanaged stress can drain you physically as well as emotionally, and it can also impact your productivity at work, the quality of your relationship, and your overall health and life satisfaction. It's important to take the time you need to relax, even if (especially if) your schedule doesn't easily allow for it. That's why I challenge you to take time today to plan and schedule a mental health day--a day of relaxation--and to add some relaxation techniques into every day.

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  • Why Relaxation Is Important
    What are the ways a stressed mind and body can impact the rest of your life? If you're thinking you may be too busy for the "luxury" of relaxation, I really encourage you to read on for more specifics about the need for relaxation, and inspire yourself to make relaxation a priority.

  • Planning Your Mental Health Day
    Whether you take a day off of work to relax and stave off burnout, or you make a weekend day your Mental Health Day, it's a great idea to take a full day to relax and regroup. Here are some ideas for what your Mental Health Day might include.

  • More Techniques To Try
    Relaxation can mean many things, and there are several techniques that can help you to relax. Relaxing your mind can lead to physical relaxation, and relaxing your body can help you feel less stressed mentally. Here are some different ways to relax, all of which can help you de-stress and feel your best.

  • MaintainA Low-Stress Lifestyle
    Taking a day for relaxation is an excellent idea. Including relaxation techniques in your daily life is another one--the more ongoing attention you pay to maintaining relaxation, the less you'll need to take a Mental Health Day in the future. Here are some strategies that can help you to maintain a more relaxed lifestyle overall.
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