End Your Work Day With This

hen you finally wrap up a long day at work, what’s your go-to routine?

Do you find yourself lingering at your desk, sneaking in ‘just a bit more’ work?

Or maybe you find no plan works best and you go straight from work to bed without a pause? 😵💫

Technology today makes work so accessible, and so setting clear boundaries between work and personal time is becoming a real challenge.

Technology today makes work so accessible, and so setting clear boundaries between work and personal time is becoming a real challenge.

It’s hard to find that moment to intentionally step into our personal lives after a full day of tasks.

And really, how can we truly switch off and relax when work is just, well, there? 😩

Now, the issue here is without these boundaries, our rest and self-care time can get invaded by work.

Over time, this constant intrusion can cause chronic stress and even pave the way to burnout or other stress-related conditions. And that’s not good, my friend.

So, let’s talk about creating a Transition Routine.

This can be an incredibly effective way to signal to ourselves it’s time to shift from work mode to personal time. 🚦

So, here are some tips to navigate the shift from work to personal time:

🕒 Embrace a Defined Cut-Off Time

For me, 6 pm is non-negotiable. That’s when I step back from work, no matter what’s pending. Setting this boundary is essential for me to transition from my professional to personal life.

🚶♂️ Incorporate Physical Movement

A short walk, some stretching, or even a light workout can do wonders not just for stress but for our mindset. It’s like telling your brain, “Works over!” Plus, it’s a great way to decompress and clear your head.

🤔 Reflect and Plan

I take a moment to reflect on what I accomplished today and what’s lined up for tomorrow. This practice brings closure to my workday and sets the stage for the next.

🎨 Dive into What You Love

Post-work hours are for things that bring me joy and relaxation. Be it diving into a good book, fiddling around in the garden, or strumming a few chords on my guitar, it’s about doing something I love.

👨👩👧👦 Quality Time with Family and Friends

This is non-negotiable. Engaging with my loved ones helps me reconnect with the world outside of work.

Btw we also have a video to help create your transition routine. Watch it now!

Implementing a transition routine isn’t just about ending the workday, it’s about prioritizing your well-being.

These steps can help you maintain a healthy balance, leading to more fulfilling days.

👇 How do you switch off work mode at home? Share your routines or tips for a smooth transition after work!

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Create a great day,

Amanda + Team Mako Mindfulness

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