Taking a mental health day in Nashville

Feeling stressed, burned out, or anxious at work? Consider taking a day off for your mental health.

Take some time to reflect at Centennial Park.

Take some time to reflect at Centennial Park. | Photo via @centennialpark

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If you’ve lost motivation to work, are feeling less productive, or find yourself worrying, feeling anxious, and stressed — you might need to take a mental health day.

Just like taking a sick day when our bodies are under the weather, taking a mental health day allows for a day of rest for our mental well-being.

Here are some ways you can recharge your batteries in Nashville.

Get some fresh air

Bundle up and go for a walk around the neighborhood, by Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, or along the Stones River Greenway. Fully immerse yourself in nature for a hike to Radnor Lake or one of the many other trails in the area.

Not looking to do something active? Grab a book or some close friends and sit outside at one of the local parks. Get some food and have a picnic — we love grabbing takeout and heading to Percy Warner Park.

Do something creative

Find something that inspires you or something you haven’t done before to experience creative freedom. Check out some of the candlemaking workshops at Paddywax Candle Bar, sign up for a painting or calligraphy class at Little Art House, or visit the open writing studio at The Porch.

Get in a workout

It can be difficult to fit in active time during the work week, so taking some time to get your body moving can be a great way to utilize time during your mental health day. If you’re looking to really break a sweat, try out at spin class at Full Ride Cycling. Yoga is also a great option — Nashville Yoga Co. and Small World Yoga offer several kinds of classes.

Looking for additional information or resources about mental health? Check out these mental health resources around Nashville.

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