8 Reasons Taking a Mental Health Day Can Re-align Your Career Energy

8 Reasons Taking a Mental Health Day Can Re-align Your Career Energy

The stress and overwhelm of our working lives can become all encompassing.

Work these days seems to never have a shut off button. We’re always connected, thanks to the joys of technology!  The benefits of taking even just one day to disconnect, are many. The results can have a significant effect on realigning your work and career energy, your zest, your engagement and your mindset. Give yourself space and time to shine.

  1. Opportunity to reignite your creativity. Being creative and engaging in creative pursuits is a key happiness pillar. We often go on autopilot at work with our usual day to day. The time to breathe, think, re-focus and get quiet allows the space for creativity to flourish.

  2. Take a mental health day before you start sensing you’re going to ‘lose it’. We all have a professional brand, that we portray, cultivate and display. Protect yours by knowing when you need that break before you start acting terse, frustrated, and unapproachable.

  3. Are you on a bonus scheme as part of your remuneration package? Having the fore-thought to take a mental health day can help to re-group, re-energise and re-focus. So you do not fall behind in your achievements, taking a day can largely contribute to the success of attaining your KPI’s.

  4. Takes the emotion out of decision making when were under pressure, overworked and overwhelmed, our emotions can get the better of us. A day at home, out of the office can produce immense clarity and fresh perspective on situations and challenges.

  5. Mitigates burnout. No one thrives in a habit of constant go, go, go. The demands of careers and personal life thrive best in a balanced environment. Take responsibility for your well-being for yourself, your family and friends by managing your emotions before burnout occurs.

  6. It is crucial to protect your personal boundaries. Being mentally, emotionally and physically available for our families and friends insures another pillar of happiness is met and that is……connection.
  7. Allows the nervous system to recover and realign. The constant stimulation of screens, people, demands, meetings, deadlines, commitments, staff, noise, rushing, air-cons, phones and emails is an overload to our nervous system. Your emotions, body and spirit will thank you for the welcome relief from this day to day grind.

  8. Re-energise your mindset. A mental health day can re-calibrate positive thinking, clarity, happiness and a sense of calm. 

To find out more tips, go deeper into this subject and much more, contact Dione McCurdy- Career Coach and Strategist. Interested in a professional career coaching program? Like to take advantage of the ‘Ask Dione’ service today? You can connect with Dione at www.dionemccurdy.com.au or dione@dionemccurdy.com

Want to quit? 10 Tips to Eliminate the Overwhelm of Resigning.

Want to quit? 10 Tips to Eliminate the Overwhelm of Resigning.

Resigning can be an uncomfortable conversation, particularly if you’ve been in a role for some time and you’ve dedicated many years to the organisation.

Here are your top tips:

  1. Ensure you have the new employment contract terms and conditions and all logistics of the new role, bedded down before you talk to your present employer. 
  2. It’s key to be crystal clear on why you’re leaving. Is your new role fulfilling the missing pieces of your current position? Have you exhausted all other avenues to remain in the present company? Is this a considered, thought through decision?
  3. Always act with integrity prepare yourself prior to your resignation. Be clear, concise, professional and accommodating if you can.
  4. Know your current contract the terms, notice period, restraint clauses or any other restrictions of trade.
  5. In case you are counter offered, think through what your response may be. If you’re purely driven by money and this is on the table, take the time away from the meeting before answering.
  6. Don’t ever burn your bridges if you can be open to an extended notice period then agree to this professional courtesy if appropriate.
  7. Pick your timing! This can be a difficult conversation to have and broach with your boss. Ensure you have captured your boss at the best time possible or even schedule in the meeting for greater conversation success!
  8. Clearly discuss the communications to staff. To mitigate Chinese whispers and confusion, discuss the communications and exit strategy with your leader.
  9. Professionally prepare handover notes.  Always leave on a positive note and extend the courtesy to your replacement by clearing outlining any helpful notes, documents and procedures.
  10. Agree to an exit interview if you wish to. These are fairly standard at most organisations. However, this process is not compulsory, so participate at your own discretion. 


To find out more tips, go deeper into this subject and much more, contact Dione McCurdy – Career Coach and Strategist. Interested in a professional career coaching program? Like to take advantage of the ‘Ask Dione’ service today? You can connect with Dione at
www.dionemccurdy.com.au or dione@dionemccurdy.com