Everyone has those days at work where you just want to pull your hair out, get up from your desk and go home and crack open a bottle of wine. They are definitely not fun. They make you tense and frustrated. When you get home, don't guzzle the bottle of wine or drown your sorrows in Ben & Jerry's.. even though it is so delicious. Don't worry, having a bowl of ice cream and a glass or two of wine is totally a great way to unwind.. just in moderation :)
Shut Your Phone Off
It can be hard to get away from work when you are constantly reminded by emails and phone calls. Shut your phone off or put it on airplane mode for a few hours. Give yourself just a few hours to sit back and relax. It will be good for your mood and your brain to get out of work mode for a little bit.
I find that when I am stressed, burning some calories makes me feel so much better. Whether you take a yoga class, hit the gym or even go for a walk, I promise it will make you feel better. It clears your mind for a little bit and lets you burn off the stress.
Spend Time With Your Favorite People
After a really crappy day, I love spending time with my boyfriend and my Mom. They let me vent and both give me really good advice. It's nice to hear someone else's opinion on your struggles. Whatever is bothering you, just let it out. Talk about it with people you love and trust. Get it off your chest. I promise you will feel better if you just talk it out, you may realize that it's actually not as big of a problem than you thought.
Practice your hobby! Whether it's painting or even running, go do it! You love and it brings you joy for a reason. The work day is over and now you get to enjoy the things that you love. It will make you feel better and may even bring a smile to your face.
Go To Bed Early
If all else fails, eat your bowl of ice cream, drink that glass of wine and hit the hay early. Reset yourself and get a good night of sleep. You will wake up refreshed and ready to have a great day at work.
What do you do when you have a tough day?