When you have a busy family life to go to at the end of a workday, it’s imperative that you leave any of the stresses that may come along with your job in the work place so that your children and spouse to bear the brunt of it. But how can you go home after a long day and refresh in such a way that you can interface with others with calm, peace and happiness?
Below, we will list some options to consider:
Build a consistent work-out schedule:
Plan some daily exercise, such as swimming, running or cardio directly after work.
End your work day with a plan.
Before heading out, go over a game plan for the following work day so that you don’t go home on a scatter brained note. When you have a bullet list of to-do’s for the next day, it’s easier to put your pen down and end your work day with a simple period.
Change into comfy home-clothes.
Lose the high-heels and hose in exchange for some stretchy cotton leggings, baggy sweater, and soft flat shoes. Changing your clothes is like leaving a loud and noisy play room and entering into a dim lit one with a candle lite dinner and soft music. Which brings me to the next point.
Choose relaxing music.
Whether you prefer light jazz, classical or choral, picking mellow, calming and soothing music can change your outlook completely, bringing any stress to a minimal.
Find a time each evening to sit in total silence in order to bring your emotions to the fore, then, with equanimity, let each one go one at a time in order to detach and unidentify with them or at least put them in their proper place. (For additional tips on the basics of meditation, read this!)
Incorporate leisure into your life.
Plan special dinners and outings for the weekend with your loved one. In this way, not only do you have something nice to look forward to, but you also create balance in your life so that it is not all work, no play.
Here are just a few, but important ideas for you to integrate into your busy work week! Good luck!