For most of us, the activities and events that make up our days don’t have any separation. We move from one thing to another, bringing the stress from one situation into the next. It can look like we’re handling the task at hand, but really we’re still thinking about something that happened hours ago or answering work messages long after we’re home.
Take some time to separate your transition from work to home. Some examples are taking a walk around the block, sitting quietly and meditating, taking a bath, changing out of your work clothes and into something more comfortable, listening to music, or listening to a podcast.
If you work from home and/or are a stay-at-home parent, create a distinction for yourself so that at some point each day you have a defined boundary between the real work of your job and/or running your home and your “life” as mom/dad, wife/husband, and human being.