7 Expert Tips for Asking Your Boss for a Mental Health Day
We probably don’t have to tell you that leaving work stress at the office can be hard. Even though we’ve stocked up on zen TED talks and tested out the latest calming fads on our free weekends (our latest adventure was taking a therapeutic sound bath), sometimes the only thing that can truly get our sanity back is a day to ourselves to rest, recharge and reflect.
But while taking a mental health day may sound like a great and necessary idea, getting up the courage to ask your boss for a day off when you aren’t sneezing or coughing can definitely seem a tad overwhelming. That’s why we asked the experts for their real world advice to help us persuade our bosses to let us have a mental health day. Here’s what they said.
If possible, plan in advance.
Makenzie Chilton. “Most HR departments and management teams will be open to having the discussion because they are aware of how having personal and mental health days benefit employees.”
Block out your calendar in advance.
Dana Campbell. Both you and your colleagues will thank you for it.