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Tips For Getting Peace of Mind

Tips For a Mental Health Day

To many people, taking a mental health day means relaxing at the spa, sleeping in late, and watching movies on the couch. For me, it's quite the opposite. While all the above sounds quite nice, I get more peace of mind with fewer distractions on my mind so that often entails putting my body and brain to work. To get the benefits of a mental health day, I actually get busy and try to cross off some heavy to-dos on my checklist:

  • Write thank-you notes
  • Eat a good dessert and forget about the calories.
  • Clean out and donate your old closet items.
  • Make amends with an old foe.

Want to see the rest of my tips?

  • Organize your home — start with your junk drawer!
  • Do something adventurous that you wouldn't normally do.
  • Go outside for a picnic.
  • Attend a yoga class.
  • Thank old mentors or teachers for their leadership roles in your life.

Once you do a few of the above activities, I'll bet you'll sleep sounder and feel better. What do you do to clear your head? Be sure to share you own pointers in the comments below!

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hannrkelley hannrkelley 5 years
Okkkkk... Well that last point was just odd lol.
RunningOnCoffee RunningOnCoffee 5 years
I like your tips! While it feels good to sleep in and not have anywhere to be, I feel like I waste part of my day off by doing that. I feel more accomplished when I have a busy or productive day. Even if it doesn't look like much to my husband, I have felt very accomplished when I have organized my closet, or cleaned out my dresser!
Spectra Spectra 5 years
On my last mental health day, I cleaned out my closet and donated about two or three bags of clothes to Goodwill. It really felt great to get rid of all that stuff.
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