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Should we feel guilty for taking a Mental Health day from work

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hellohobbit

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Has anyone else needed to take a day out from work to focus on your mental health, but felt super guilty about asking your boss?
My boss knows vaguely about me having issues with anxiety and stress, but I’ve just asked for a Mental Health Day and it turns out it’s not a great time for me to take it - work wise.
I know I shouldn’t feel guilty or anxious about looking after myself to be more productive at work, but I can’t help feeling judged. Anyone else feel the same?
 
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I have been working from home for the last two days and I have learnt to no feel guilty about it as soon as I am doing my best. Feeling guilty may increase anxiety so it's better to face the reality : when you need a day off you just take it some people do without even having a health issue.
 
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Don't feel guilt over needing a break. Hopefully you will be better after taking the break.
 
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I agree don't feel guilty about taking a break if you need one your health and wellbeing are more important
 
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