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Need to take a mental health day tomorrow. I’ve done this on local projects but am currently on the road and don’t feel as comfortable (fairly new team). I’m also hesitant as sitting in a hotel contd.

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If you can’t fly home early, take the day off and go to the spa and recharge/escape so you’re not locked in the hotel room all day.

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Room all day seems like it might not help as much and just lead me further into a bad place. Any advice? Thanks 🐠 fam

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I took today to work remotely from the hotel.

I’m onsite 24/7. Not about to burn out.

I have mental and physical medical support whom I check in with frequently and my doctors are the real MVPs. It took me years of trial and error to get to this level of happy/functional and it’s completely worth it. 💊

Sidenote: Don’t self impose any labels. Accept it, fix it, move on, and seriously sometimes it’s just a matter of getting support for 6 months. Also, find a self help book that resonates. Generally the authors been through some stuff and you might learn a new way of interpreting thought or managing feelings.

My family would be SO much better if my mom were medicated. I find it irresponsible that she’s not. She’s messing up my sister’s lives because she won’t accept her mental health.

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Medication should never be your first option. That messes with your brain, gets you addicted, and shortens your lifespan drammatically. Try diet and exercise

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I’d just fly back home first thing in the morning and reset yourself at home or go see your doc. Tell your team an emergency popped up, they should understand that shit happens.
Best of luck getting through this rut

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Oh, forget what I said. If it’s bad I’d do what A1 suggested..

I would second the suggestion to fly home early. Take the day and then wfh the rest of the week to recharge. Hope all is well ❤️

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Good for you for having this self awareness. Hang in there OP

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Hope you feel better soon OP!

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Ditto

You’re also helping raise awareness to your new team about mental health issues. You take care of you, we tend to take ourselves too seriously like the rigor of a team room and our Outlook calendars really matters in the end. It doesn’t. If the downside is you not being in a healthy place, who cares what they think (I know, easier said than done). You role modeling self care may help the next person realize they need to do a better job caring for themselves too

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