Make sure you relax at home
These simple tips will help leave the office stress at the office
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.
Leave work stress at the office so that your personal time is stress free and enjoyable.WRITE IT DOWN