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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 nowadays, our working lives are starting to encroach on our personal lives, and it can be hard to create that separation.
However, it’s so important to switch off after a day at work if you want to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Instead of just switching off your laptop or leaving the office, you also need to actively put work out of your mind.
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 avoid mental health concerns such as stress and burn-out.
Whether you’re a freelancer or you just want to switch off after a day in the office, I’ve put together 5 simple 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 a message, and an email will pop up from work.
Putting your phone in a different room or removing all work notifications is a great way to help you properly 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.
You could 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 and not go back again until the next day, as you would if you worked in an office.
3. Spend time cooking a nice meal
After you’ve finished a day at work, you probably don’t feel like spending time cooking over a hot stove.
However, making yourself a meal can be a therapeutic experience. This could be something super simple, like a ready meal, or something more complex if you enjoy cooking.
Spending time on a mundane or different task to your job is a great way to switch off from work, and it will 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 the phone all day or if you’ve been busy away at the office.
Colleagues are great, 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. Sometimes discussing 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 freelance translation 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, I’ve found new passion projects to enjoy. These activities help me switch off from my work.
Read a book, do some gardening, go out with friends, watch some TV, get away from your screen or do a bit of baking. As long as it is completely different to your job, do it!
How do you switch off after a busy day at work? Do you think you’ll use these ideas to switch off from work? What is your favourite way to switch off after a day working from home?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
Happy reading x