As the end of the day approaches, I hope you’re not facing an evening alone with Microsoft Outlook. But even when you do get home, it can be hard to unwind. It’s important to find time at the end of each day to unwind and allow yourself to relax, allow yourself to shut off the voices in your head piping up about emails you still need to send and impending deadlines and those performance reviews you haven’t started yet. I get it.
The truth is you will do all of those things better tomorrow if you take time for yourself tonight. Spend time with family and focus on the present. We all know if we don’t take care of ourselves, stress only increases. And stress causes wrinkles.
So even if you live with someone (or many someones), and they attack you with attention as soon as you walk through the door–peppering the conversation with questions that require answers–try finding time to decompress. It will only benefit you in the long run: physically, mentally, at home, and at work.
Tension comes from how you handles stress. There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” Here are 10 ways to unwind after a long day at the office.
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