Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed. 

It’s no secret that boundaries between work and life are blended in a pandemic world. Our days off are perhaps more important now than they ever were before.

When we don’t take our days off seriously, we can find ourselves allowing busyness as a distraction from our own needs. Eventually, emotion overload and extreme stress can occur and impact several aspects of life.

Recovery is important, so be sure to take your days off and do something to re-energize your body and mind! It can benefit many parts of your life in positive ways!

Some ideas include going on a short road trip with a loved one or taking an exercise class. Reading a book, going for a walk, or connecting with a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while are other ways to feel as if your day off is truly a day off.

How will you take your next day off seriously?