The daily grind can really wear us down. Going to the same job day in and day out isn’t fun or interesting. Sure, there are people who luck out and get a job that they love doing, but for the rest of us, the workday is nothing more than a burden.
That is why so many people are trying to get notes or written excuses from a doctor in order to get out of work for a day or a week. There’s nothing wrong with taking the occasional mental health day, and in fact it can make you a better worker to have some time off to relax and recuperate.