It’s been a busy day at work and now you are on your way home. Traffic is jammed and thoughts about unfinished work linger in your head. You are free from work, but still you are occupied by it. How to relax after a busy day at the office?
Relaxing after a busy day might seem easy for some people, others, however, struggle with letting go. When your mind is occupied with work and live in the office, there is no room for relaxation. And relaxation is essential, as it helps you recharge your battery.
The hardest and first thing you should learn yourself is to let go of things. If you keep thinking about work your mind is not going to recharge, even if you are having a nice family dinner or hanging out with friends. Let go of things that happened at the office. There is more to live than work.
If you are having a hard time letting go then ask yourself why it is that you keep on thinking about work. Did something bad happen, or do you still need to finish something? Tell yourself you are not in the office right now, so there is probably not much you can or should to about it right now. Live in the office will continue the next day, or after the weekend. Putting things in perspective helps. How much of your time do you spend in the office? And how many time do you spend with family and friends, doing the things you love? This is where you should focus on.
How to relax after a busy day in the office? Live in the present and let go of the past. Focus on the here and now and enjoy some quality time with family and friends.
Checking your email will make you feel powerless and anxious. If you check email during the weekend there is not much you can (or at least, should) do. Checking email and reading about a new assignment your boss wants to give you for the next week can be bad. You might feel anxious about the daunting assignment and this feeling will linger on for the rest of the weekend. Occupying your mind at the same time.
So once you are at home, do not check work email. If something truly urgent is going on your boss will probably call you anyway.
About that, you should try to minimize taking phone calls from your boss or co-workers during your free time as much as possible. This will help you to relax after a busy day at work.
The best way to relax after a busy day in the office is letting go and living in the “now”. Do something that gives you energy and that motivates you. Not only is this good for you, it also helps you to keep your mind of your job and hectic day at the office.
Create time to do the things you love..
And don’t forget to turn off any email notifications.