I took a sick day today (the first time ever still getting paid—yay adult job) and I took it for my mental health.
I definitely got more anxiety taking it because I felt like I wasn’t supposed to. Thankfully, my mom answered my 5:30am text and I was able to talk with her to calm down.
Mainly, I’m realizing I need to focus on time management. I love to be busy, but now being older with lots and lots of responsibilities, I occasionally cross the line of busy to overwhelmed.
So today is a day to relax and move very slowly. There are a few things I need to get done, but knowing I have all day is a comfort. It’s also nice knowing that in a couple weeks, my 13 hour days between work and coaching will be done. Two months of coaching is a wonderful way to get my fix (because I really do love it), but isn’t too long that I burn out. I was just silly this summer/fall and planned too many trips, but now I know to be more cautious (at least until I can afford therapy, but that’s a whole other post).
So anyway, take a deep breath and let’s get shit done.