Stressed at Work? How to Calm at Home


More and more of us are experiencing stress at work. From looming deadlines to limited manpower and constant pressure to the worry of being made redundant, there is plenty of opportunity to get stressed out and many more of us succumb each year.

While you might actually enjoy the plate-spinning madness of your job, you should not underestimate the consequences of being stressed all the time. However much you gain from finally solving the problems in front of you, you must also remember that you need to calm down and relax after work.

So, if you are stressed at work, here are a few things you can do to relax at home.

Leave Work at Work

For many professionals, especially those who are self-employed, leaving work at work is really difficult. You might have thought that homework would be left behind at school, but no – plenty of business owners, teachers and freelancers have homework to do as well.

If you can, you should try to stay at work until you have finished for the day and then refuse to take anything home with you. If you don’t have a workplace, try going out to find a shared workspace or coffee shop so that you don’t have to work at home. Splitting your workplace and home like this will make it easier to relax when you get in and take your mind off work.

Do You Have a Work/ Life Balance?

People talk about the work/ life balance but what do they really mean? Well, essentially, you need to find a way to get enough rest in order to succeed at your job. Sometimes this might mean turning down work so that you can do better at what you are doing, but other times, it means working like crazy now to get that holiday in the sun later on.

Medical professionals are often the worst for achieving a work/ life balance because their jobs are so high-pressured and non-stop. However, there are a few nursing work life balance tips you can have a look at to help. You will know when you have achieved the best work/ life balance when you feel relaxed at home and non the ball at work.

Increase Your Exercise Routine

It might be the last thing you want to do after a long and stressful day, but exercise is ridiculously good for you. Even a short walk around the block will give you time and space to think things over and clear your mind while you stretch out your back muscles. It seems that walking can even help you sleep better at night – ideal if you are struggling with insomnia.

Getting more exercise will also help to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level and give you a boost of serotonin (the happy hormone) once you workout is complete. If you aren’t one for doing exercise by yourself, joining a group will give you the motivation and social you need to get going. Work couldn’t be left further behind.

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25 thoughts on “Stressed at Work? How to Calm at Home

  1. I love these tips, they are perfect for anyone looking to calm down at home after a hard day at work. I work from home 100%, so it’s hard some days to detach from work and transition to Mama duty. Especially when those work at home days are stressful lately.

  2. Schedule breaks and actually take a break. Turn off all the electronics. On the weekend shut everything off and just go and enjoy doing something with your family or friends.

  3. I work from home and it can be difficult to separate work and enjoy off time. So, I set hours and most of the time I keep those hours. I’ve learned to step away from work and that helps me stay calm.

  4. Wonderful tips and examples. Sometimes very hard to follow, especially when one works from home. BB sets her timer on for 20 min increments, then looks away from screen, stretches, gets water before she continues. Will admit though, that’s the only exercise Babushka does. Si, gotta work on that. BB2U

  5. Having 5 kids at home, I know enough to not bring my work home but having them, I can barely think sometimes when I get home and have all 5 talking at once. It takes any thoughts of work away from me immediately…lol

  6. I work from home and have my own business so it is easy to get caught up and work too hard sometimes. I do try and exercise regularly and get away from home as much as possible to get some balance.

  7. I recently started back to work after 9 years of staying home with my son. It’s been tough, but the most important thing I have learned is leaving my work at work. Then going home to cuddle with my dog 🙂

  8. Excellent suggestions! I work from home and creating balance is definitely something I struggle with. I do find that frequent exercise helps my overall mood and attitude.

  9. This is such an important post, I think a lot of people don’t think about leaving work where it should be and taking some time away from it once at home, it can be too easy to carry it all with you.

  10. It’s been stressful at work lately and I think it’s awesome that you’re sharing these tips! It’s really important that you work on that work/life balance. It helps you stress less about work.

  11. I work from home so the stress is always there for me unfortunately and I know its hurting me. Thanks for these tips.

  12. With the kind of rat race that all of us seem to be running, stress does get to us and in fact has become an integral part of life. The best way is to have separate compartments of home and work and keep them separate.

  13. When I was working in the bars and restaurants, it was instilled in me from the get go that you have two pairs of shoes. Working home, don’t get them confused. If only it were that easy. I love your tips and they all work well!

  14. Work life balance is very hard to manage. I know so many people who dream of balancing success and home life and are failing tremendously at one of the options.

  15. I love these – especially the workout more. I think that when we workout it helps relives stress and clear our minds as well as helps us feel better about ourselves.

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