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Learning To Keep Home & Office Separate

In our bustling society full of stress it may seem difficult to keep work and home life disconnected from each other. Often, we bring our stress from work back home with us and never really let it go at all. Earlier people

worked fixed timings and when they finished they shut their minds off work and got ready for a fun time with family. However that has changed a lot in the recent past.

 
Despite the fact that work is an integrated part of life for nearly everyone, it is necessary to leave your work related problems a the office and make your home a peaceful haven where you can escape the stresses of work.
 
Below are some great suggestions to help you leave work problems at work, allowing you to enjoy your time away from work:
 
1- Plan your day. You should map out a plan for how long you plan to dedicate to work. Once that time is up, you should consider it your precious family time. This means no answering phone calls or even emails. You have to remember that the world will not stop revolving if you take time away from work.
  • You can take confidence in the fact that you can pick up where you left off when you get back to work unless you are in the midst of a global crisis.
When you get home from work, turn off all your means of communication with the outside world. This includes your pager, mobile phone and computer.
 
While this idea may prove a bit more difficult for some, especially if you work from home learning to set boundaries for your children can also help you. Once you put your children to bed, explain to them that it is now time for you to relax. Eventually and with a bit of work, you will find that you and your children will fall into a routine and these things will come automatically.
 
2- Get out of your office attire. Most people have particular clothes that they wear to work, whether it be a uniform or adhering to a dress code. Taking off these clothes and changing into more comfortable clothing will help you relax and clear your mind of work.
 
Research shows that changing your clothes can help your brain recognize that your time at work is over and it is now time to relax and distress.
  • Placing a comfy pair of slippers by the door, will immediately allow you to change from your work shoes into something more relaxing as soon as you enter the house.
3- Take time to de-stress. Settle down in your sofa, get out some light reading material and a glass of your favorite drink to wind down after a stressful day. No matter what your method for relaxing is, make sure that you have set aside time and have made others aware so that you are not disturbed for at least a while.
 
If you your kids or spouse usually vie for your attention as soon as you get home, talk to them about having a few minutes to allow you to relax. You can also use your travel time to de-stress, particularly if you travel via public mode of transport. Just getting out your MP3 player can work wonders.
  • Once you have de-stressed, don’t stay in that mode for the entire evening. You will also want to take time out to spend with your family once you’ve cleared your head.
4- Set aside a place to work. An increasing number of people have started working from home, it can be more difficult to separate your home and work life. To help create a space between your work and home life, physically separate your work area from your family area. Also keeping dedicated hours for work and family will also help.
 
Designate a room where you can separate your work area from home. This will allow you to leave your work, when work is over, rather than constantly being pulled away by work. If you mainly work on a laptop, resist the temptation to bring your work area into your family room. 
 
Do not allow your boss or business to control your world outside of work. Following these steps will help make you happier, healthier, and even more productive by taking time for yourself and for your family.
 
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