The importance of taking regular breaks
Each “wobble” is an opportunity to learn how best to take care of my mental health. For me, it’s important to look after myself holistically and I would include my physical and spiritual health also. A few months ago I had a worse “wobble” than usual and it scared me. Luckily I caught it in time, however I felt very strained and in need of a break. I spoke to my Psychiatrist who pointed out that, whether you have a history of mental illness or not, we all need breaks.
I arrived at 4pm on Sunday 10th December as I had paid to stay over the night before. On arrival I received a friendly and efficient greeting from the receptionist. I had time to settle into my en-suite room, explore the garden and communal lounge, shower and do some reading before having my tasty pre-booked supper at 7pm. An early night followed.
Overall it was a brief but lovely 24 hours. This was my first experience of St Katharine’s but one which I hope to repeat, in keeping with my initial resolution to schedule in regular breaks.
You may want to reflect on what you have learned through your ups and downs?
Could you be in need of a break?
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