But this introvert’s internal battery is worn down and needs some serious recharging. I’m hoping the three-day weekends help.
Employers offer vacation time, personal time off – wouldn’t it be great if they offered mental health time?
To me, it makes perfect sense.
Some (not all, mind you) companies push employees to do more with much less, and work ridiculous hours. You spend more than a third of your life at work and if you don’t like what you do or feel your talents are wasted, it can feel like you’re wasting your time, it can be frustrating – and the best part? If you want to take a day off, you’re made to feel guilty.
I know people who’ve taken sick days as a mental health day, hell, I’ve done it myself. Companies create “wellness programs” to improve your life, but sometimes a day off to do absolutely nothing is better than what any doctor can prescribe.