These 5 Tips Will Help….a little reminder to us all!
It’s no secret that humans are working more than they ever have. It’s not rare to put in long hours — working to the very end of your rope before calling it quits for the day.
That phone call needs to be returned, you have to follow up with one more client, and that paperwork just can’t wait until tomorrow.
If you’re no stranger to burning out due to a lack of work-life balance, this is for you.
Check out our five tips for achieving a work-life balance and for switching off at the end of the night. These tips are crucial to your mental health, and for ensuring that you have the energy to give your all at your job.
1. Turn off your devices
When you get home from work, turning off your devices can sound like a stretch. If you think that’s too much, simply switch off your work-related apps. For example, if you find yourself still answering emails at midnight, you should disable your email app when you get home from work.
All too often we bring work home with us, and a surefire way to ensure that that doesn’t happen is to leave work behind by disconnecting.
2. Do at least one thing you love
At the end of the day, you’re probably not thinking about treating yourself. After all, there are tons of things that need to be done before your day starts tomorrow.
But if you want to keep yourself from burning out, it’s crucial that you take time for self-care.
When you get home from work, you should focus on doing at least one thing you love every night. That could be as simple as sitting down for a few minutes with your spouse to talk about your day, or treating yourself to a cup of hot tea before bed.
3. Try meditation or yoga
It might sound cliché, but meditating can truly be a full-body reset. When you incorporate meditation and yoga into your life, you’re able to mentally disconnect from your day and have a fresh start when you wake up.
Yoga can also get you in the “sleep” mindset, which can help relax you into a peaceful slumber.
4. Make your bedroom a place you want to be
One of the best things you can do to switch off is to ensure that you have a bedroom that relaxes you. Incorporate colours and photos of places that you’ve visited and love to be.
Your bedroom should be your treat after a long day, and the least you can do is be sure that you love it.
5. Try Reading
Reading is a relaxing activity that quiets the brain and takes your thoughts to another place. It’s better than TV, too, because it’s less disruptive and helps to quiet your mind instead of exciting it.
Some people claim (me!) that reading makes them sleepy, which is perfect to ease you into a quiet sleep.
Take care of yourself!
You can’t Be the best you can be at your job if you don’t take the time to care for yourself at home!
I think we all need a little reminder on how to practice self-care, get a good night sleep, and treat yourself when you need to. Agree?
If you have any tips you would like to share, please do!