3. Turn Off Your Phone and Emails
When you get home, allocate a time for total shut down. Dedicate a time for that off switch. It can be right before family dinner time or as soon as you leave the office. Whatever the time, make sure that you turn off any electronics that can reach you and keep them off until the allocated time you decide to switch it back on. Perhaps right after your morning coffee when you are awake enough to handle the many new emails you got through the night.
4. Self-Care Days
Perhaps you cannot allocate time every day for yourself, then at the very least create a self-care day that is just for you. A day where you unwind and recharge to full energy levels. It can be as simple as sleeping in, reading a book, listening to a podcast, seeing friends, cooking…whatever gets your calmness game on…do it. If you are looking for self-care ideas and ways to de-stress, then download our 11 ways to handle stress guide here, it is absolutely free.
5. Be Organised
In order to effectively manage any time for yourself, friends and family, you need to be organised. Otherwise, you may end up doing one activity more than the other and suddenly there is no work-life balance. Download our Planning Guide here for free to help you get that organisation you need between work and life.
6. Say YES to after work plans
In order to physically get out of the office, and into a social setting, you need to actually agree and commit to after work plans.
Being social is very good for your personal mental health. Even if you are tired and do not feel like it at the time, you will walk away a lot more energised after seeing friends and having a good chat and a laugh.