You seldom request time off. You accept what's provided. You'll appreciate paid holidays and be grateful for them. Sometimes everyone needs additional time off.
Maybe you're busy. Maybe you need a mental health day. Maybe you're exhausted. The reasons don't matter. You should feel confident enough to ask for help when you need it. You may finally ask this week. You'll never know without trying.
You waste your vacation days by continuously filling in for coworkers. Any outside pressure makes you collapse when someone seeks a “favor.” Days off are usually spent helping friends relocate or minding siblings' kids while they do other activities.
While helping others is commendable, don't neglect yourself. Be selfish this week. Give time to your top priority: You.
Not always do you feel overworked. Sometimes you want a day off. You want an additional day of enjoyment, rest, and work. Need a day off? Not necessarily.
Nothing urgent is occurring this week. But gosh, would you feel better if you could skip work or school and simply relax? Imagine brunching with your best pals instead of working. Nice, right? Make it happen.
Babe, observe your body. It's tired. Hear your mind. Ready to break. Not cute: workahaulism. Your time, work, and effort aren't appreciated.
Don't allow your inner critic convince you you're horrible for taking a day off. You’re not! Everyone needs time to themselves, especially when they can't see life independently of job. Reconnect with yourself now.