Mental Breaks Are Necessary

I couldn't breathe. I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe.

It was Sunday night and I jumped in an impromptu "Walking Dead" game with my nieces and nephew. They were totally shocked that I decided to play as I "shot" down the zombies until they got me and they chomped away pretending to eat me. I literally could not control my laughter. 

I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard and it was from something so silly and random.

Last week I took a mental break. I shared with you all how I just got my sign off at work after a stressful 3 months and I just needed to exhale. And that is exactly what I did.

I headed back to NC for a week to spend time with my babies. I haven't seen them since Christmas. And so I spent the first week of my 27th year just relaxing. I slept in everyday. I had margaritas at 12pm almost everyday, and most importantly, I exhaled.

Although my moments of peace were interrupted by the terrible events occurring across this country, I was thankful for a moment to breathe and clear my mind. 

I was reminded of what matters, and that is each and every moment God gifts you with on this earth.

Mental health is so important. Take a break. You don't have to go on some extravagant vacation. Opt for a staycation, regroup and reground yourself.


Be awesomely amazing,

xo Vanessa Michele

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