Take a BREAK for your mental and emotional health.Period. - MindfulMonday

in mindfulmonday •  3 months ago 

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So my life has been going round and round just like everyone else's but this time it was to a point that I finally got frustrated to the peaks. I have been going to office and working, going again next day and working.

It was just not this one thing - work pressure. Its way more than that- it my mental and emotional health that it at stake. I was tired of listening to everyone's negativity - How they hate their husband, their job, their in-laws and what not. I was tired of suggesting and helping people. Even for the past two weeks- I started being quite in office to protect myself from everyone's negativity. Well it worked, but then other things come around like - people cannot just see you happy. More than that, people are poking you from all sides for work updates, for this-that updates.

I started feeling the need of a break but I kept avoiding it, thinking if I take a break of a day or two, my workload will increase, I will have to come after that 1-2 day break and finish things in even lesser time. What I am gonna tell boss?


Ok thinking all this stupid facts and not caring about myself - Everything went on for two more weeks till yesterday when I finally decided -

Sometimes calling your boss and saying - you are not feeling well and would not come to work today can also be done for your emotional and mental health.

People might not care about your emotional and mental health if they are not mindful, but if you are, then its your responsibility to do justice to yourself.

What next?

Nothing, I just called in on Monday morning - that I am having neck issues and won't come to work and I would continue doing this till Friday - BECAUSE YES I AM TIRED, not physically but mentally and emotionally.

I told myself- nothing in the world would stop functioning if I am absent there except my own self if not helped.

I decided to visit malls, do some shopping, eat out. Now I am gonna go home, meet my parents, my lovely sister and two nieces who are here for holiday. I am going to everywhere till Sunday's time. I am going to pool in with my nieces, pot some new plants, do some self pampering with natural medicines. Even the thought of all this is so relaxing to me.

I would say for sure to everyone - We should be mindful of our mental and emotional health and must not compromise here. No questions asked.

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I completely agree. Your emotional and mental health are more important than anything else.

Nothing, I just called in on Monday morning - that I am having neck issues and won't come to work

It's a shame that - even in 2019 - you can't just call your boss and tell the truth.

Not so long ago, I had to go see the health insurance doctor - she decides whether I'm fit enough to go to work again or not. Aside from my back problems, I'm also struggling with burnout/depression, but my own doctor gave me the advice not to mention that to the health insurance doctor, because, in general, they refuse to acknowledge this as a reason you're not able to get a job again. I was stunned.
For me, my emotional and mental struggle is an even bigger issue than my physical problems are. It's a strange world we live in...

Yeah its weird and a shame that most of the people in today's world does not understand that there can be mental and emotional issues which is absolutely ok. I did not tell my boss the real reason because I know he would judge me and consider me weird due to the kind of human he is. Plus he might tell others and the world is cruel and might call me crazy which is not true but they would get a way of hurting me.

It is definately important to look after our mental and physical health. Hope you feel better and the break does you good! :)

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Yeah, hoping the same :):)

Good for you for nurturing yourself when you knew you really needed a break.

yeah happy about that 😇

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Hello
Good condition
This is the main thing

yes :)

Hahaha....I can understand the situation as it is with everyone. I remember being similar condition, but life is more important and getting some personal time...so enjoy and get fresh....( Hope no one catch you shopping you in mall😉)

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haha oh yes, it came to my mind as well what if someone from office sees me in mall hehe :p

Your Post Remined me famous Speech of Cocacola CEO Given to it employee.

**Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit– are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest. Value has a value only if its value is valued**

Source link-:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/shortest-speech-coca-colas-former-ceo-make-you-do-some-belarbi

wow, I have not heard of the speech but I love every word of it. I am gonna read this in detail and share with some of my colleagues.

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and thank you so much for sharing this 😇💖

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Right on 👍👍 Couldn't agree with you more 💯 Injoy your self care week 💕 Much Respect & Love 🙏

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Respect and love back to you :) thankyou for stopping by 😇💖

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Wonderful thanks for the reminder. I can relate to what you are saying. A break from the usual routine would help. A change is as good as a holiday.

Yeah a change is needed and good as well.

Wonderful thoughts and mindfulness. Resteeming :)

Thank you :):)

You raised a good point. We often ignore our mental health. Thanks for sharing!

thanks for stopping by :)

Good for you!
It's funny how folks will take time off if they are not feeling well physically but not take that time for mental and emotional health.

That was something I had to learn to take breaks and to take my personal paid days from work that I always felt guilty about for there was so much to do but a well deserved break can do wonders!
Thanks for sharing!

Yeah exactly, thats really funny how most of us are into breaks for physical well being, but save on the work days by compromising with emotional and mental health. I used to do this alot and see where I am now, a whole week off for it.

@vibesforlife thanks for sharing this. Can totally relate. Used to trade my time for money working for some guy at a part tile job. The moment when it undermined my creativity through being exploited and being used to do someone else's bidding i decided to quit that job. I feel that if we truly do what we love, people that feel that love and passion we have for who we truly are.

Exactly, if all of us do what we love, it would make all of us happy.

You are so right @vibesforlife I think we just should do it. Most of the monotonous work will soon be replaced by robots. I am sure creativity will prevail. You seem to have lots of it 😊

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And you too seem to have abundance of it :):)