Topic: after work hours

10 Ways To Unwind After A Long Day At The Office

10 Ways To Unwind After A Long Day At The Office

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. More »

Do This, Not That: After-Work Rituals To Keep You Sane

Do This, Not That: After-Work Rituals To Keep You Sane
Do you have a particular after-work habit that keeps you sane after a stressful day at the office? The Wall Street Journal reported recently on how the first hour or so after we arrive home from work can be a major source of tension, especially for couples. Columnist Elizabeth Bernstein calls that window of time “the real Witching Hour, that after-work period when we are tired, hungry, desperate to unwind yet still thinking about work.” There are household tasks to complete and dinner to prepare, arguably at the most exhausting time of day. It’s possible to navigate this Bermuda triangle of bad feelings with aplomb — but be careful. Here are some tips.

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