When was the last time you took a mental health day?
By now, I’m sure many of us have seen the viral email above. This email exchange and the larger internet response was filled with hearts and likes worldwide. In time where more is demanded, work hours are getting a little hazy, and work/life balance is turning into work is life and life is work; where do we draw the line? When is it ‘okay’ to pump the breaks and disconnect from anything that ties you to work for a little while?
If I learned anything while living abroad it is that we must work to live, not live to work. So I ask you again, when is the last time you took a mental health day? An important part about maintaining your lifestyle is knowing when it’s out of balance. In the business world we are barreling into Q4 and I have been able to sense the stress, anxiety and exhaustion across the board (myself included). Although I haven’t taken a mental health day in a while, I’m sure if I don’t soon I’ll be worrying about more than a just a work life balance.
Remember: Similar to being sick, if you are mentally exhausted you are not as productive as you could be which could hurt not only your performance by your health too.
My perfect mental health day would include:
What 5 things would make a perfect mental health day? Set a date to do it and let us know how it goes!
Y’all! I live for a good color blocking outfit situation! If you are not familiar with color blocking or haven’t tried out this trend, you are seriously missing out on some creative and fun fashion moments. For those who may not be aware of this trend, color blocking is when you pair colors that are opposites on the color wheel in your outfit to create a stand out look. Being the free spirit that I am, this is my go to trend when I want to captivate people with my outfit. This trend can be really flattering on all body types and skin tones when correctly executed . I mean who doesn’t like mixing bold and vivid colors to attain a jaw dropping look?
When it comes to my style/outfit choices, I usually don’t think too much into them, so the same rule applies when I color block. I prefer to go with the flow and allow the colors to inspire my entire look. But if you are a beginner and looking to adopt the color blocking style, check out these two helpful tips:
2. Contrasting Colors and Tones
This is by far is my favorite way to color block! If you want to stand out from the crowd or be a little adventurous with your look, try using contrasting colors. But remember, at first this can be difficult to pull off! To avoid looking like a clown, when mixing opposite colors, it is important to pair a bright color with a softer shade instead of using two bright colors. But if you are a dare devil like myself and want to go for a more funky inspired look, then go crazy with your color blocking like I did below!
Do you love color blocking? How do you color block? Share and comment below
Three women going through life.