Make sure you re­lax at home

Th­ese sim­ple tips will help leave the of­fice stress at the of­fice

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LEAVE work stress where it be­longs — at the of­fice — so your per­sonal time is gen­uinely stress free and en­joy­able

. WIND DOWN THE WORK DAY About two hours be­fore you leave work, make a list of what you need to ac­com­plish be­fore you go, and what you’ll tackle tomorrow. You’ll have am­ple time to com­plete your tasks and can leave feel­ing like you’ve wrapped up your day pro­duc­tively, which leaves less fod­der for af­ter­work worry. HAVE A FRONT­DOOR BOX’ Buy a large bas­ket or wooden box to place near your door. Im­me­di­ately stash your brief­case or work bag there when you walk in the door. Don’t pick it up again un­til the next morn­ing.

‘WORK SIT QUI­ETLY Be­fore you be­gin din­ner, head to the gym or pick up your chil­dren; take three to five min­utes to close your eyes and breathe deeply. Imag­ine draw­ing air into your stom­ach and ex­hal­ing fully. This al­lows you to clear your mind and empty out the work­day stress. If a par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion at work has made it nearly im­pos­si­ble to re­lax, once you’re home, grab a pen and piece of pa­per. Write about the in­ci­dent — with­out lift­ing your pen from the pa­per — for three min­utes. When you’re done vent­ing on pa­per, tear up the sheet and throw it away. PLAY SOME MU­SIC In­vest in a por­ta­ble CD player and pop in your favourite tunes while you make din­ner, pay bills or do the laun­dry. Up­beat, en­joy­able mu­sic will make your chores more fun.

— Women24.

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Leave work stress at the of­fice so that your per­sonal time is stress free and en­joy­able.WRITE IT DOWN

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