Are you taking care of yourself, making sure your soul is fed and you’re getting the help you need?
Today is World Mental Health Day and this year, the focus is on mental health at work. Stress, especially work stress, is one of the main causes of illness and sudden death these days. People are taking less vacations and working more.
I remember after 9/11, I struggled at work just to get through my shift. A co-worker and friend of mine suggested that I ask for a couple of days off for my mental health. She told me I wasn’t taking care of myself properly and if I didn’t start taking care of myself, I wouldn’t be around long. I took a hard look at myself and she was right. I took some time off and it helped me tremendously.
We all need to take care of ourselves. If the stress is mounting and your body is feeling rundown, maybe it’s time to take a Mental Health day off of work. Your body and soul are the only ones you get so please, I beg you, take care of yourself. Seek help and take steps necessary to achieve wellness. Like the quote above states, your soul is like a beautiful flower and needs Light to bloom.