How do you relax? Do you feel guilt over the ways that you relax? How do you balance the “good” relaxation methods with the less-than-stellar ones?
What are your favorite ways to relax after a stressful day? What things do you do on the daily to help you unwind — and what things do you build into your schedule regularly to help reduce stress and help you relax?
Update: We still think an after-work routine is essential for work-life balance — and you may want to check out our most recent discussion of work-life boundaries, including how to make the most of your evenings. Here’s a fun topic: what is your after-work routine? Do you have one that’s necessitated by outside factors (must walk … Read More about What’s Your After-Work Routine?
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of how to turn off work mode, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to create strong work-life boundaries, as well as the best ways to relax after a stressful day. I have a question for you ladies: how do … Read More about How to Turn Off Work Mode
I read somewhere recently that people are well-advised to keep their office keys separate from their home keys. While I’ve never done that, I started thinking about the different ways that I have tried to keep my personal life separate from my professional life, and thought it might be a fun topic for an Open … Read More about The Schism: How to Keep Your Work Life Separate From Your Personal Life
Today’s reader mail is asking for an open thread discussing relaxation techniques… so let’s discuss! What are your favorite ways to relax? It would be fun to see an open thread discussing what readers do to relax/pamper themselves. I just bought the Discovery Channel “Planet Earth” series, for example, because it was on sale and … Read More about Open Thread: Ways to Relax?