In the past I could’ve been the poster child of work stress. I thought in order to get anywhere I had to be seen to be going all in, putting in 150% effort at work and also at home.

I realised I was like a firecracker. I would create a spectacular result but end up fizzling out with overwhelm. Does this sound like you?

This is why I’ve created 5 quick tips to help you start clearing out and calming down the work stress before you get home.

I’ve enjoyed these rituals in the past myself and love them.

Also When you’re the boss it can be hard to switch off but I found with conscious effort you can create a strong boundary between work and home life.

1: The Brain dump

15 minutes before you leave work get out a piece of power and write down everything that’s on your mind, that you’ve forgotten to do or your need to do tomorrow.

2: Rage page (this is definitely one of my faves)

Get out a piece of paper and go nuts. Set a timer for 5 mins. Write down everything that annoyed you, pissed you off or that you need to let go of in order to process some of the emotion of the day and not bottle it up.

When you’re done, rip the page up and leave those feelings behind.

3 Work/ home Boundaries

Don’t check emails at home, unless you’re on call let work know you don’t take calls in personal time

4: Practice yoga or exercise on the way home 

This is a great kind body reset. It will release endorphins making your feel good ? so you’re not an angry grump when you get home

5: Wash your face and change out of your work clothes when you get home

This will help your mind set a boundary for home and allow you to few more relaxed. Dress for the occasion.

When I was a kid I always remember my sister ripping off her bra and kicking off her shoes as soon as she got home from work.

Also when I used to live near the beach I would

Always have my beach stuff in the car and on the way home, go for a quick dip. I loved this!

No matter what you choose to do, big or small, making a conscious effort to calm your stress and feel more present and balanced when you get home will definitely pay you back in health, joy and happiness.

Larissa xx