After a particularly frustrating day (or three!) at work, I got a lot out of this article from The Wall Street Journal, “Rethink Your After-Work Routine to Make the Transition Home a Happy One.” As the author begins this piece, “It is so easy to arrive home from work in a bad mood, cranky and frustrated.”
And how true is that–after a rough day, when the default feeling is simply “bad,” it takes a great deal of effort to put yourself–drag yourself, even–into the emotional land of a better mood. We owe it to ourselves and those around us to leave work at home, especially on the not-so-great days. One way to do just that is to actively transition from work to home.
How do you make this transition?