No work today

I didn’t go in to work today. I decided I needed to take a day off. I just couldn’t deal with anyone or anything, I didn’t have it in me to face listening to other people problems, so I called in and I took a day off. And I feel all the better for it!

My supervisor was very understanding. She asked me if I would be able to come in next week, I said I would. She’s off next week, so she said she’d send me my lists today so that I’d know who to call when I go in on Tuesday.

So I’ve been pretty much relaxing all afternoon. I’m at my mom and dads house for the weekend. My mom went to the beach with my sister, but I didn’t go with them. Mom and me are going to go out tomorrow, we’ll go visit my grammas grave, and then go for a long walk around a local lake.

I’m glad I took the day off. Sometimes you just gotta be good to yourself. You have to put yourself first. If I am not ok, what use will I be to anyone else?

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

31 thoughts on “No work today”

  1. Yeah, if you want to help others, you first must feel well yourself. It needs strength to listen to other people’s issues, it wouldn’t be good if they overwhelmed you. So good that you took a day off this time.

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  2. This is true. Self-care is very valuable. Unfortunately I live in the US, where the mantra is “work as hard as you can and you can have anything you want.” I feel my sensibilities would better acclimate to European countries where they take 3 hours off in the afternoon just to go home and have a good sleep. They tend to live longer happier more well-balanced lives as a result. Hell, I’d rather work 4 ten hours shifts and have 3 day weekends every week.

    Enjoy your much needed time off.

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      1. Yeah I know it! Its one thing I didnt like about it when I visited! Each to their own, but everyone seems out for themselves, where as in ireland, people look after one another.

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      2. That’s what I hear! I watched a documentary recently that took place in Ireland, and it discussed the tight knit communities of Ireland, how they all look after one another. There is a high percentage of Irish my ethnicity, maybe it’s time to go home.

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  3. I agree 100% with what the others have said, you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. I’m so proud ofyou for taking a day off.

    I really hope you enjoy your walk tomorrow.

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