It’s OK to take a mental health day (and here’s why)

Regardless of how much you usually like where you work or what you do for a living, at some point you may be tempted to “call in sick”, so to speak. You may feel the urge to reach into the bank of vacation days even if you’ve been reserving them for an actual vacation. Feeling burnt out can subtly make its presence felt and accumulate over time. Gradually, the sensation starts creeping in that you seem to be hitting a wall. You may catch yourself performing at less than an optimal level, knowingly putting in a reduced effort, or having...

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