Decompress now that your commute is gone

A commute helps you prepare for the day ahead and decompress after a long workday. Here are four ways to create a similar buffer and properly recharge while working from home.

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Keep the tradition. Re-create your old mornings: Sip coffee, listen to a podcast or do a crossword puzzle.

Go outside. Use your former commuting time for exercise or meditation. Sun exposure will help orient your biological clock so you’ll sleep better.

Mark the day’s end. Create a wind-down ritual. Light a candle in the living room to signal that work is over.

Adopt quiet times. Keep loud music and conversations to a minimum for half an hour at the end of the day. Use this to transition your mind from work to home.

Anna Goldfarb

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6 Responses to Decompress now that your commute is gone

  1. wynneleon says:

    These are great ideas. We were thrown into this time so thinking through all the things we need to be intentional about replacing is so important. Thank you!

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  2. I can’t stress how important Vitamin D is to daily functioning. I LOVE the sun on my body. I feel like it cares! But I didn’t understand the importance of Vitamin D till I started Nursing School! I’m so grateful to get out and run and ride my bike in the heat with the sun speaking to my body as I’m speaking to the pavement with my feet and mind! I love this! Thanks,

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  3. Hamish says:

    Such good suggestions! And such an important part of each day to stay balanced!

    Thank you for the reminder. ❤️

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