Are You Ready for Your Mental Health Day?
Life isn't getting any less stressful.
But you can handle all the stress that much better. Sticking to your Dr. Sebi's Cell Food diet is a great start, but lots of people are finding that taking a day off and taking care of yourself is just as important as it ever was.
One day is not going to solve every underlying problem, but taking an occasional mental health day provides a break so that you get to pause, collect yourself and get back at it with more energy and a fresh, stress-free mentality.
Dr. Sebi's Quick Guide to Your "Mental Health Day"
Take your mental health seriously, and just do the following:
1. Take a full day off
Scheduling such a day in advance is the best way to do it, just so that the stress of your normal schedule can be totally left behind. But sometimes, an unscheduled day off is even better.
Some folks can do it all on a Saturday or Sunday, and it's not totally necessary to call in sick if that is really going to just cause you more stress.
2. Make sure you can really relax.
So long as you break with your normal routine, relaxing can and should take exactly the form and style you like. Sleep late. Taking a walk, getting a massage, or reading and learning are all fine, so long as you really forget your stressors while you do them.
3. Think carefully about how you're going to do it.
Really reflect on how you can relieve yourself from tension. Lots of folks find that taking a day off more or less regularly means that you can better plan for integrating regular stress-relief right into normal life.
4. Some people never have any fun.
That's the sad truth of it. A change of scenery can be fun, but for some others, it's just working around the house. That doesn't mean your mental health day should be catching up on all of the otherwise stressful things you've been neglecting. Plan for things you don't do enough or that you've always wanted to try. You need to be deliberate, and not just reacting like you normally do. That's stress-inducing.
5. Plan on learning to make changes.
For long-term stress relief, this last one is of the utmost importance.
At the end of your mental health day, you want to be able to measure your reactions and see what changes you can start to make so that every day is more like your Mental Health Day. Notice the things that drain your energy, and work on eliminating them. Keep a note of your priorities and keep mental health as one of them.
Eat properly, as mentioned above, and try to take a walk every day after your biggest meal. Reach out to people on Dr. Sebi's Facebook or Twitter pages, if you haven't got anyone else, and we'll share more with you from all of them, about how to do this right.