I recently read an article stating that people are working longer hours than ever while working from home. It can be really hard to switch gears when you aren’t commuting between the office and home. One of my biggest tips (one that I have employed since high school) is to engage in some sort of physical activity at the end of the work day to let my mind know it is time to unwind.
In high school I took a bunch of honors classes and had a lot of homework each night. I would really focus and try to get as much of it done at school as I possibly could. My last class of the day was cheerleading though, so it forced me to stop thinking about my homework and to focus instead on my athletic performance. It is a habit I have carried with me ever since. In every location I worked as a landman, once my day was done, I would go on a walk, if the weather permitted. Helen and I continue that tradition even now. If the weather is bad, we usually do yoga instead.
There is just something about forcing your mind to focus on a physical activity that helps it to let go of any of the mental stress or concerns you dealt with during the day. It is a great way to transition to a fun and relaxing evening and I thought it may be helpful to share my technique with you all.