4 After-Work Tips That Will Make Tomorrow’s Work Day Better

August 30, 2016

Career Advice

6349674029_bdf1e108ff_zWhen you get home each night, the last thing you want to think about is work. But there are a few habits you can start at home that will make tomorrow’s work day –and your whole work week — even better

  1. Do something you love.
    Whether it’s reading a book, going for a walk, grabbing dinner with friends, or watching your favorite TV show, make it a priority to fit in something that makes you happy each night of the work week. If you don’t, you’ll feel burned out by mid-week. Even worse, you could wake up each morning resenting your job instead of feeling refreshed.
  2. Step away from the screen.
    Burnout is real. If you want to feel rejuvenated tomorrow morning, you need to have work-free recovery time tonight. Sure, you may have to do a little bit of work at home occasionally. Set a time limit (like 45 minutes) and don’t feel guilty when you log out. Turn off your work phone. Close the laptop and put it away in your work bag so you don’t feel compelled to check your email.
  3. Do 15 minutes of prep work.
    Lay out your clothes, pack your work bag, and prepare a lunch complete with healthy snacks. You’ll have a much better start to the day tomorrow when you don’t feel rushed or stressed out because you can’t find your laptop or you didn’t realize you were out of sandwich meat.
  4. Get enough sleep.
    It’s likely that you set an alarm to wake up each morning, but have you ever thought of setting an alarm to go to sleep? Give it a shot. Perhaps it’s a nightly 10 PM alert. It’s a good non-negotiable reminder that it’s time to turn off the TV or the computer screen, head to the bedroom, and start to get into sleep mode.

Image via Flickr/ThaiHoa Pham.

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