Many a times, those that occupy the four walls of our homes complain when our work is written all over pyjamas, our dinner table conversation or our sleep. They complain about how we are unable to leave our work in the office. This can lead to fights to couples sleeping on the two edges of a bed and what not! We want to leave our work in the office but since it pays out bills, we carry it home. We want to leave our work in the office but if we do, how will we manage deadlines. The point is we want to leave our work in the office, we just don’t know how to! So here’s some tips on how to achieve this seemingly impossible feat. Here we go!
1. Create A Ritual That Serves As A Transition Between Work & Home
This ritual serves as a signal for you to consciously realise that you’ve come home and it’s time to keep the baggage of work aside. For some people, this ritual could mean washing hands or changing into a comfortable pair of pajamas. For others, it could just mean having a cup of evening tea. Try a few different rituals to see which one does the job for you.
2. Practice Deep Breathing On Your Way Back Home
While commuting back home, do at least 3 sets (of ten each) of deep breaths. This will help slow down your train of thoughts and relax you before you enter your home.
3. Vent Out To A Friend
Sit down with a friend and discuss the struggles you currently face and the struggles you’ve managed to overcome at work. This will make you feel heard and release any emotional built up inside.
Put your body into motion by doing a few simple exercises. This will not only help your digestion and circulation but will also release endorphins that will change your mood for the better.
5. Use Visualization Techniques
Before you ring that doorbell, visualize yourself keeping the baggage of your work outside this door. Or imagine that you are a dirty slate that has been cleaned. Or a pair of socks that has been washed.
6. Have Some Enjoyable Screen Time
Yes, you can tune into some documentaries, series or movies please do this in moderation. Avoid watching content on work related stuff.
7. Let Yourself Cry
Feeling overwhelmed? Can’t find yourself talking to anyone? Bubbling up on the inside? Please let a tear or two (or more) roll down that cheek of yours! Release the pent up energy.
8. Treat Yourself Once In A Week
Pamper thyself! This could mean a spa day or a trip to an amusement park or a simple stroll down your favourite park. You don’t have to earn it, you need it!
Build a sleep schedule so that your body and mind can get adequate rest. Depriving yourself of the ZzZs will only make it worse for you!
Don’t run towards the past or away from the future, just sit here in the present. And regular meditation lets you do just that!
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