Today I’m taking a mental health day. At least, that’s what I call them. Sometimes I need a break. Especially at this time of the year, because it’s the end of the semester and I have so much to do and I haven’t been eating as healthy as I could or exercising as much as I like or sleeping as much as I need.
I’m an ambitious, busy, independent person. It’s really hard for me to admit that I need breaks. But I’m admitting it to all 13,226 of you (yes, I just checked) because I want you to feel okay about it admitting it, too. Taking the time out to recharge your batteries is often very productive – it gives you the clear mind and the energy you need to tackle your next great project.
I have a lot of things I need to do tomorrow, and the day afterward. I have a hundred things I want to do in the near future. But today, I need a break, and I’m doing the things that make me feel healthy and happy. Before I go out and conquer the world or something.
Before I go, a really fantastic high school student asked me to tell you this: “Everyday is a Restart Day.” Today, I’m restarting – I’m eating well, exercising, and getting a full night’s rest before I embark on tomorrow’s journey. And that is perfectly okay.
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