I know it's taboo to speak up about mental health while on active duty but you can take a mental health day without placing a label on it. Sometimes instead of playing "hurry up and wait" at the barracks, I would go golfing on base to get away from all the enlisted BS and be on the wide open green. Lower enlisted typically don't golf and the big wigs aren't interested in you while on the course. That's what I would do, even if it only meant going to the driving range. Alcohol, in my honest opinion, is not a good way to relieve stress. There are other healthier ways to let off some steam. Now I'm not saying go dry, the Marines would run me out of town, but do make an effort to get some down time -- real down time -- and decompress. The mind is a weapon that also needs to be sharpened from time to time, warrior.
Here are some military memes to laugh at while you hurry up and wait
Seriously, go explore, away from the Corps. It'll make you miss it and recharge you.
Now imagine doing more with nothing like the Marines.
We were made jealous but we'll still crack jokes at your expense.
Oh look, my phone died for the duration of my entire leave block. Oh no.
Ah yes, let's send people to BUD/S training and then post them on the side gate.
Something, something, stolen valor.
In memory of my knee, we will be low crawling for 3 hours.
"Yo, get me a monster too, please. I'm stuck here waiting on Schmuckatelli"
Oh. That page. We don't talk about that page here.
It's going to happen for every list.
It's going to take a whole lot more for a beard meme to get past me this time.
Thank you for your service!
I thought 29 Palms just became that place from the Hills Have Eyes. It did? People still work there? My Lord.
Who do you think made the whiskey?
War of 1812 but with nukes and AI!