Weekends can quickly become an extension to the working week. If you find it difficult to relax and not think about work during the weekend you’re not alone.
Here are 3 very simple ways to relax AND set yourself up for the next week
1) Plan what you’ll be eating during that week.
Once you’ve decided and know in advance, there’s less chance that you’ll just grab a takeaway on the way home or pick up the phone to order in. You’ll also be able to eat more healthily too!
2) Clean up (a bit)!
No need to overdo this one, but research has shown that the physical act of cleaning helps your brain de-stress.
According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, doing housework for as little as 20 minutes can reduce stress and anxiety by up to 20%.
Working in a cluttered environment can also affect your ability to focus which takes up some of your brain’s attention. So, if you’re working from home, decluttering your work space will help reduce feelings of overwhelm and stress.
3) Clear one day …
(or half a day or whatever time you can manage) and make it yours.
Replace Sunday (or Saturday) with “FunDay”. Use it to do what you love – and boost your energy levels for the coming week.
Resilience matters – make sure you treat yourself well to improve your levels of resilience!
“Training your brain to work for you”
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