Something I have struggled with for a long time is the idea of letting people down. I never want to say no when someone asks me to do something, and I never want to not be able to do somethign for someone. This issue with this though is that I sacrifice myself for others. I can never take a mental health day because then I’m letting someone down. I struggle for hours to call in sick to work because I don’t want to let my boss or coworkers down. I make up excuses for why I can’t go to something instead of just being honest and saying that I am struggling and need time to myself.
My advice to anyone reading this, take time for yourself. Never apologize for self-care, ever. Never apologize for doing what you need to do to be healthy and happy. Love yourself. Call in sick to work if you need a day, tell your friends if you need to cancel because you just aren’t okay right now. Do what you need to be happy.