10 Ways to Find Balance & Recharge After Work

10 Ways to Find Balance & Recharge After Work
Jobstreet content teamupdated on 14 October, 2022

If your answer was a resounding YAAAAS, it sounds like you need to get some balance into your routine ASAP. The tips below will help you say goodbye to burnout and hello to peace, calm, and happiness!

1. Nature is Bae

Let Mother Nature clasp your hand in Hers and envelop you with fresh air and warm sunshine. Find a park or forest close by to spend quality outdoor time on walks, hikes, or even a yoga session. Make it extra special by bringing your partner, family member, or cuddly pet!

2. Tik your last Tok (for today)

Give your life new meaning by striking a balance between real life and your digital space. You’ll notice that you enjoy better sleep quality, improved mood, and stronger connections with your loved ones. A warm smile or hearty laugh is worth more than a digital ‘like’ for sure!

3. Indulge in self-care

Be more generous when rewarding yourself for all your hard work. A new haircut can work wonders for your self-esteem. Treat your tense shoulders to a Shiatsu session. Consider a 12-course omakase (complete with tiny plates!) to let flavours dance on your palate instead of making do with yet another late-night energy drink.

4. Volunteer

Not as tribute at work though 😂! Find deeper meaning to life while serving, inspiring, and protecting vulnerable segments of our society or another cause that is close to you.

5. Ditch your devices

Yo mama was right when she told you to put that phone down. Get some radio silence to improve your anxiety by instead engaging in meaningful conversations, getting physically active, or picking up a good ol’ book!

6. Pick up a new hobby (or language!)

All work and no play, Jack (or Jill)? Discover a hidden interest and broaden your social circles by trying out new recipes, gardening, or even learning a new language. That way, you’ll likely be able to say more than “Annyeong” at your favourite Korean barbecue the next time you visit!

7. Jump on the meditation bandwagon

Close your eyes, take a deep breath in…and let out a slow, relaxed exhale. Feel better already?

Meditation helps you to be fully present and aware by paying close attention to your feelings, sensations, and surroundings – a great way to re-sensitize after your daily rat race.

8. Dear Diary, YKIK.

Starting a journal helps you understand and process your feelings better. ‘Pen positively’ by jotting down achievements, happy moments, and what you’re grateful for  – to nurture a radiant perspective on life.

9. Try therapy

Artsy lighting, Venetian blinds, cream armchairs, tall bookshelves, and a notebook being constantly scribbled on is not what therapy looks like IRL. Therapists help you learn healthy coping mechanisms by building alternate perspectives on issues you’d like to work on. Nourish your overall well-being without judgement by opening-up in a safe space.

10. Draw up & stick to boundaries

Protect your energy and avoid burnout by clearly separating work and personal time. Communicate (or heavily hint) these limits to your colleagues or managers. Remember, you’re more than just who you are at the office, so make time for some of these fab ideas!

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