You may think this is strange, but when I go to the office bathroom, it’s not only for the obvious reason. Sometimes, it’s about self-care. What? Why?
Hiding in the bathroom allows me:
- To be alone for a moment. We’re not allowed breaks at our workplace, so this is a way around that rule;
- I stretch trying to get some aches and pain relief without worrying about the weird faces I’m probably making due to said aches and pains. It’s the one place I don’t feel pressured to act better than I feel;
- I play a game on my phone to stop thinking about whatever was triggering my anxiety;