Why I Took a Week Off Work

I’ll begin this post by saying I work in retail. Full time.

Retail is not mentally challenging but it is mentally exhausting. Not only can it be incredibly boring during quiet times but the whole standing up for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week gets old real quick. However, it’s the nasty customers who come in and think they can treat you like dirt that’s probably the icing on the cake. Now with that beautifully coloured picture I just painted for you, you can imagine why I took this week off. You can also imagine how badly I needed the week off.

For a while now, I’ve been feeling my mental health slipping. With questions like ‘when will I figure out what I want to do?’ ‘When will I be able to leave this place?’ And to top it, the same bloody routine every bloody week. Anybody’s mental health would start slipping, honestly. During my week off though I threw routine out the window. I woke up when I wanted, went to the beach nearly every day and watched videos on unsolved mysteries. (Check out Bella Fiori on youtube). Best of all though, I can feel myself being more positive.

Basically, I’m writing this post because I want to remind you guys it’s okay to take time off. In fact, not only is it okay but it can be a necessity. So without thinking about it too much book in your leave!

 

Author: Rachel Lelliott

Just an Australian chick trying to figure out life

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