We all need and deserve a break every once in a while. Even if you love every moment of your job, your life, and whatever challenges you’re currently dealing with, you still need to let yourself relax.

If vacation isn’t an option for you, it could mean letting yourself stop work an hour early and read a book, letting yourself sit on the couch for a few hours with a movie, “getting away” by going for an hour walk, taking a shower, or calling in “sick” to work and taking a mental health day.

Whatever it means to you, I hope you give yourself the gift of a break. Your health, happiness, and sanity depend on it. Quite simple… you deserve it!

So tell us in the comments … Is it hard for you to allow yourself to relax? When was the last time you gave yourself a break?