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Self-care action #2: Transition from work-mode to home-mode
Self-care action #2: Transition from work-mode to home-mode
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Written by Arvind
Updated over a week ago

This one is a 5 minute breathing drill. You can use guidance from apps like Headspace or Calm or just use anything else that works for you (even YouTube has a lot of meditation content like this).

Why this drill?

With all the technology at our fingertips, we find that work is creeping into our day even when you are at home and supposedly finished your official work day. You might have closed your laptop, but then the phone beeps with notifications and you start scrolling. And it goes on and on and on. Work doesn’t seem to end, especially if you work from home.

Now this takes a lot out of you, whether you realise it or not. So, you’re going to use a 5 minute breathing drill as a mental switch.

It can be at 6 pm, 7 pm or 8 pm. Ideally not later, but that really depends on the nature of your work. So:

  1. Set yourself a fixed cut-off time.

  2. Turn off work email, turn off notifications on your phone.

  3. Follow the selected breathing drill.

  4. Once you’re done, Ddon’t think about work, and just chill with your family. Spend time on what you want to do.

  5. Wind down before you sleep by turning off all devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime, so you can get a good night’s rest.

What we need is to learn to relax, and recharge.

Click here to read about self-care action #3.

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