What can you do to unwind after a stressful week at the office? Start with these 5 things:
Do anything you can to get the negative vibes off you. Take yourself someplace where you’ll feel more relaxed, whether it’s the gym, a park, or your bathtub. Also, acknowledge all of the good things you’ve accomplished.
Take it off the back-burner
What have you been promising yourself, yet you don’t do it – every single week? You were going to go to the beach, you were going to read that book, but you got busy with chores and didn’t. Commit to a friend that you’re going to do it, and call her when you’ve done it.
Watch out for overthinking
Just when you don’t expect it, thoughts will pop up about the work week – a report left undone, a health appointment you have to take time off for. Instead of obsessing over it, catch it, think to yourself, “do I really need to deal with this now?” The answer is “no.” Put it on the shelf.
Catch some extra zzz’s
Don’t feel guilty if you need some extra hours to sleep or take a cat nap. You’re not wasting your weekend by doing that, you’re allowing yourself to feel healthy.
Be kind to yourself
Instead of thinking what you should be doing, how you should be spending your time, what you haven’t done, do what you want to do. This is your time. Be your own good mother.