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It can be hard to switch off after work- especially if you’re working from home or you find it hard to leave work at the office.
With more and more of us working from home, our working lives are starting to encroach on our personal lives- and it can be hard to create that separation.
It’s so important to switch off after a day at work, and avoiding a healthy work/life balance can learn to burn-out, stress and a lack of productivity.
Maintaining a work/life balance means not just stopping work, but completely switching off from it too. You need to give yourself a much-needed break at the end of the day, especially if you want to get a good night’s sleep and be productive the day after.
Whether you work as a freelancer or you need to learn how to switch off after a day working from home, I’ve put together 5 ways to switch off after a day at work.
1. Put your phone in a different room
I’ve found one of the best ways to switch off after a day at work is to put my phone in a different room. That way, I’m not tempted to check it for any reason.
If you don’t use a separate work phone, it can be hard to switch off from work. You might go to check Instagram or message someone, and an email will pop up from work.
Putting your phone in a different room is a great way to combat this, and it will help you switch off after a stressful day at work.
2. Get out of the house
If you’ve been working from home all day, it’s so important to get out of the house and get a break from the desk.
With the weather getting nicer and the nights getting lighter, this is the perfect time to head out for an evening run or go for a short walk to clear your head.
If you’re working from home, it’s a great idea to walk away from your desk (as you would if you worked in an office) to switch off after a day at work.
3. Spend time cooking a nice meal
After you’ve finished a day at work, you don’t feel like spending time cooking over the hot stove. However, making yourself a meal (even if it’s just a ready meal) can be a therapeutic experience.
Spending time on a mundane or different task to your job is a great way to switch off from work, and give your mind the break it needs after a stressful or busy day.
4. Chat to a loved one
One of the best ways to switch off after a day at work is to chat to someone you love, and get a bit of human interaction! This is particularly the case if you have been on virtual calls all day, or if you’ve been busy in the office.
Colleagues are great to chat to, but just getting that distance from your work responsibilities can help you switch off and focus on what someone else has been doing with their day.
This is also a great way to speak about anything that’s on your mind, and sometimes discussing about any work issues can help you let them go and properly switch off after a day at work.
5. Do something completely different
If you offer translating services, stay away from anything in a different language. If you complete Academic Evaluation Services at work, watch something light-hearted and comedic to switch off after a day at work.
For me, I’ve always loved writing- and my blog used to be a fun way to switch off. However, as I’ve started to write more for my job (which I love) it’s become less of a way to switch off, and more part of my daily tasks. Instead, I try to do something a bit different with my evening, even if that just means binging Netflix.
Read a book, do some gardening, go out with friends, watch some TV, get away from your screen or do a bit of baking. Whatever is completely different to your job, do it!
What do you think of my ways to switch off after a day at work? How do you switch off after a busy day? Do you think you’ll use these ideas to switch off from work?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
Happy reading x