When I was younger, on days where I needed a break, or days I couldn’t pull it together my mom and I would take a “mental health day” together. These usually fell on Friday’s, and typically ended with movies on the couch as we both relaxed and just hit the reset button. At school I don’t exactly have the luxury of avoiding responsibilities for a full day, but I’ve learned on days when I can’t get out of bed or I’m in a shit mood there are smaller things I can do that produce the same effect. Things that make me feel grounded always help bring me back to neutral. As I’ve gone through this transition I’ve often had to remind myself that everything is not always going to be good and great, and at the same time everything isn’t always going to suck either. Finding that neutral space and always being able to return to it in times of shittyness (if that’s not a word, it is now) has been really helpful through my transition. In hindsight, those mental health days with Mom really helped me realize as an adult how important it is to not only take care of your physical health, but your mental health as well.