a messy but fun stint at the art table during my mental health day
When I worked in an office and needed a mental health day I stayed home. Now that I work at home, what am I supposed to do?
The conundrum presented itself yesterday and left me scratching my head.
I thought of getting out of the house, but didn't feel like it. Then I toyed with the idea of a computer-free day, but that didn't appeal to me either.
So what did I do?
I decided to follow my intuition the entire day and go only where I felt drawn, putting aside my to-do list entirely. <gasp>
Here's where that led me:
~ I started a running "Ta-Dah list" (thank you Ms Julia Cameron, for introducing me to the concept!) that includes all the stuff I accomplished during the past eight weeks, lest I start berating myself for being incompetent because I haven't secured a solid revenue yet. Then I had a conversation with myself about expectations.
~ I wiped my office whiteboard clean and brainstormed about what's on my plate and what's coming up.
~ I had a second conversation with myself about expectations.
~ I started recording meals and snacks in my food journal again.
~ I did laundry and dishes.
~ I picked up a book that had been sitting in my library bag for a week and read perfectly timed passages.
~ I fished out a workbook I paid for years ago and again, flipped through perfectly timed worksheets.
~ I caught up on Facebook.
~ I painted.
~ I made homemade soup.
~ I wrote this post.
~ I vowed I wouldn't bore you with the minutia of my day.
I never cease to be amazed at the little things that are cropping up during this journey, things like how the heck do I take a mental health day when work is stuff I used to do on a mental health day when I worked in the office?!
Seriously, I'd never thought of that.
What do you do on a mental health day? Do you work at home or in an office environment?