If you’re like most women, you get home from work, feel exhausted, and dread the long list of things you now need to get done at home. You desperately want to know the secret to having more energy after work.
The work day takes everything out of you and you’re stressed, irritable, and feel like snapping at everyone around you. But then you feel guilty for feeling the way you do. You just wish you had more energy so you could get everything done.
First of all I want you to know that you’re amazing. Juggling a career and family is not always easy. But, I have no doubt that you’re doing a much better job than you’re giving yourself credit for. So take a moment to celebrate who you are and give yourself some credit for the work you put into your career and the work and love you put into raising your family.
I’ve created a simple list of 10 things you can do to create a buffer between work and home. Doing this will help you transition more easily from work to home life and enjoy both of them more.
Now, you might be thinking that you have too many things to get done.
You might be thinking that taking time to do these things would make you feel more stressed.
But what if, instead of thinking of these as setbacks, you saw them as a way to boost your energy and mood?
Boosting your energy and mood would help you get more done and feel better while doing everything too.
Lead with self compassion. Give yourself permission to take just 10 – 30 minutes to transition from work to home and notice how you feel. Creating this new habit of building in a buffer between work and home life could be the little shift that makes all the difference for you.
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