I Need A Mental Health Day

Stressed Out

What I need, more than anything else in this world, is a day where I can hibernate in my apartment all day while eating  the F food trifecta (fried chicken, french fries and funfetti cake) watching old episodes of M*A*S*H.


A day on the lake  with my family and friends, drinking, eating, and soaking up a years worth of vitamin D.


A day spent entirely in bed reading books.


An entire day spent in Narnia (which is like 50 years in Narnia time).


A day spent at an amusement park being amused.

I need a mental health day y’all. Just one day. It would change everything (especially that Narnia one). If you had an entire 24 hours completely free and without responsibility, what would you want to do?

51 thoughts on “I Need A Mental Health Day

  1. I play this game with myself very often. I would like to have a picnic with plenty of squirrels to feed


    an adventurous day at the beach filled with water sports. No sharks. Narnia sounds pretty awesome though. You win.

  2. In an era where time is a luxury and we always seems to be running like maniacs, I would just sleep in, read, eat good food, maybe a slow walk on the beach and just enjoy my own company. Who started this whole crazy stupid life we are all living with 9 to 5 jobs and 2 weeks of vacation per year anyway?

  3. I think the day chooses the activity. Sometimes I like to stay home and watch movies, other times it’s nice to go to the mall and have lunch, and sometimes it’s nice to go to Starbucks with my laptop and journal and be there for a few hours.

  4. School is killing my soul, and though I love the literature, enough is enough. I want to go on vacation damn it! Why can’t things be closer in Canada? Like vancouver. I wish I could just flit away…stay for a couple days and come back without it breaking my budgets. I used to be able to as an undergrad but that sweet – less responsibility – or worries with money – life is gone. LOL

  5. Writing my book about music, blogging, watching Sky Sports (UK digital channel with all the best sport), drinking beer with friends. Going to a great art exhibition with my kids. Just being with my kids. Cycling along the River Thames in London. There are so many good things to do with the day! Exhausting! Just lying in bed reading until midday is good too.

  6. I’d spend the day cleaning my kitchen then desecrate it by baking brownies and having lots of ice cream while watching every mushy movie my guy friends refuse to watch with me. Oh and spend some time napping in the sunshine (preferably before the brownie and movie splurge)

  7. for last few weekends i have been watching back to back movies, being in my bed in my dirty lazy home tshirt and pajamas..tats what i would do again…

    usually my favorite stress free days are when im out shopping, having lunch or watching a movie with my best friends, when ever they are in town. . thats my super stress buster 🙂

      1. cooper says:

        only in your head….the world will continue as is if you regroup for a day or two…

  8. I’m a huge fan of the Mental Health Day. To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

    I tend to amass large balances in my sick leave and vacation leave bank at work – I don’t get sick enough to keep me off the job very often and I try to schedule any vacation around my usual days off so I use as little time as possible. Once I got to the point where I was above the accrued amount that they’ll pay me if I quit…. all bets are off 🙂

    I reached that point a long time ago. Now I “burn” a day every once in a while just for the hell of it. Sometimes I spend the day fishing, sometimes I spend it in my workshop, who knows? It does a body good. Hey… that phrase really should be a marketing slogan for something 🙂

    1. Why haven’t marketers thought of that before?! It’s brilliant! I am very jealous of all your accrued sick and vacation days. Also, I think you should “burn” one of those days be singing on a parade float like Ferris Bueller.

  9. stevesw says:

    I had to stop and reread the poster pic, as I never thought about ‘stressed’ being ‘desserts’ spelt backward; no wonder I had so many desserts this week. Question to ponder, do different reasons for stress affect the amount of desserts you eat? Second question, correlation theory, was ‘love’ invented by the ice cream, pastry, and candy industries, because work stress does not make me eat more desserts?

    1. Hmmmm. Very good questions. To the first, I would say work stress makes me eat much more dessert than personal stress, but I could be a unique case. To the second, I’m pretty sure love was invented by unicorns.

  10. I think, if offered a day totally to myself, I wouldn’t know what to do at all! I’ve had one alone day in two years. I panicked, mowed the yard, cleaned the house, filed my taxes, shaved my legs, and then, to my horror, it was only 10 am.

  11. Do you get tomorrow (Good Friday) off? Spring Break? My hub is a teacher and he’s off starting tomorrow through next week. I’m so…happy…for….him. LOL

    I think I would start my day off with Titanic in 3D. Then it’s onto the C food/beverage trifecta: Champagne, cheesecake and chocolate.

    1. I don’t get Good Friday off. And I don’t get a Spring Break. My boyfriend already had his spring break and I was so jealous…I mean, excited for him…..

      Also, may I please go with you to Titanic 3D? None of my friends/family will see it with me.

  12. Katherine Kelley says:

    I would spend some time wandering the library, lunch by the beach (or river), and then take my books and hole up in the garden in the back yard. I can’t read at the beach. Too many noisy people invading my craftily devised fantasy land.

  13. “Yes, of course you’ll get back to Narnia someday. Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don’t go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you’re not looking for it.” -Digory Kirke.

  14. If I had a whole 24 hours to myself, I would hide in a corner and read.

    I, too, would love a day in Narnia… Wouldn’t that be awesome? But I don’t think I could count any of that time as a mental day off… It gets a little crazy in Narnia. Haha!

  15. Finding myself says:

    It must be that time of yeat, because I too need a mental health day…or in my case, a responsibility free day…..
    I trurhfully can not tell you what I would do but being amused in amusement park or getting a full vitaminn d day on the beach would be high on the list!

  16. SweetP says:

    Good question! I would probably want to go for a bike ride, have lunch with some girlfriends, go shopping, sit and read and not eat dinner! 🙂 Hope you get your mental health day!

  17. I’d definitely opt for the Narnia/alternative universe choice – minus any conflict and presuming that one day passes like fifty. Some sun, sand and surf would certainly help do the trick – with or without alcoholic libation…Take your mental health day – you deserve it (just don’t wait an eternity to write again)

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