The Importance of Downtime

It is important to have ‘me time’ on a weekly basis. It may be easier said than done but allotting yourself even 10 to 15 minutes on a daily basis is crucial for resetting your energy level, gaining strength for the next day, and ruminating on positives/negatives from the current day.

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Let’s face it, life isn’t perfect for anyone but what helps us get through the battles is how we respond to stressors. Time for reflection is imperative in redirecting our goals as it gives us the opportunity to look at things that went well and to change things that may not have gone well.

Be kinder to yourself this upcoming week, enjoying alone time is one of the keys to good mental health and happiness.

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is Chief Resident of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center-University of Massachusetts Medical School. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health with healthy living. Dr. Kamal has a special interest in outpatient adult psychiatry.