6 Ways To Make It Through The Work Week

 

We all know what it’s like trying to survive yet another work week, meeting deadlines or studying for exams. Trying to manage your work and home life can be difficult and sometimes your efforts just slip through the cracks. I myself have found difficulties trying to find that balance and  have resolved to make more of an effort to take care of myself and my well being rather than focusing entirely on the demands of work. With this in mind, here are a fair few ways to help you make it through the work week.

 
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1. Wear comfortable clothes

Sometimes it’s ok to want to change straight into your comfy clothes like pyjamas and gym leggings and just lounge around the house for the rest of the night. I know it’s the first thing I do after coming home from a long day in the office and sitting in traffic for close to 2 hours. I mean what else am I going to wear?

 

2. Have a nice meal

If you don’t feel like cooking then take advantage of those pre prepped meals you did at the weekend instead of spending your night in the kitchen. Or if you enjoy spending your time that way then utilise it by making your favourite meal or treat yourself by satisfying your sweet tooth.

 

3. Friends

Clear your head with a mid week catch up with friends, even if it is just on the phone or by text. Enjoying a good gossip or some friendly banter will help take your mind off of work and any other stresses you have. Same goes with family, if you live at home then sit down with a sibling or parent and just relax in front of the TV. Unwinding after a long day (or week) is best when it’s done in good company.

 

4. Cuddle your pet

Animals make everything better, it’s a fact. One of the first things I do when I get home is say hello to our dog and soak up all his cuteness I’ve missed during the day. You can also get out for some fresh air and clear your head by taking them for a walk, especially now it’s getting both warmer and lighter, it doesn’t feel like all your choices are limited to staying in.

 

5. Do something active

Go for a run or visit the gym for an hour after work to sweat out all the stresses of the day. I myself don’t particularly love exercise but I do like how I feel after it’s all said and done. The endorphins brought on by being active helps to wake up your body and make your mind more alert. I know for me after sitting for 9 hours in an office chair and then a few more in traffic, it’s feels good to stretch my body and push myself for a quick hour before going home to relax for the night.

 

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6. Do something you love

Whether it is scrolling through social media, reading a book, writing or catching up on blog posts, this is the time of the day where you can sit back, relax and do something you enjoy that isn’t about work. Tinker with a new blog post or come up with ideas for future ones, whatever it is that makes you happy you can always find time for.

 

Nothing is more important than that work/home life balance, even if it is hard to manage sometimes. So it’s important that you do things to relax and unwind after a long day and raise your spirits, especially after a particularly stressful week. Remember to take care of yourself and not focus too much on the stresses of work life, this is something I especially are in need of learning, so lets do it together!

 

How do you relax after a day at work?

 

28 thoughts on “6 Ways To Make It Through The Work Week

  1. Number 5 made me feel tired as soon as I read through it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I guess it’s normal for people who work a M-F 9-5 schedule to go work out right after but I can’t fathom doing that myself! I feel like I’d rather go eat some cake πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (not advised) cuddling pets and being with friends are nice! It definitely helps make the week drag less 😊 thanks for sharing!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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    1. I’m completely with you on that! If it wasn’t for my friend dragging me to an exercise class I’d do nothing at all πŸ˜‚ thanks for reading! X

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  2. I work from home so I find it really difficult to find that line between working and leisure. Sometimes my day is mixed up, like i’ll do a couple of hours of work then watch some Netflix with my lunch, then more work, then have a bath etc. So it’s kinda to-ing and fro-ing throughout the day. But when my to-do list is complete and I KNOW I’m done for the day, I always enjoy making myself dinner, watching some YouTube and then playing on the PS4 πŸ™‚

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I agree it’s hard to work out when your day is really done. But it’s good that you know when to turn off and have your own way of chilling out after a hard day 😊 thanks for commenting! X

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  3. These are great tips Chloe! Yes for wearing comfortable clothes, I always wear PJs or gym leggings around the house, wearing jeans at home feels wrong to me lol. Going to the gym is such a great way to switch off and de-stress after a busy day. Thanks for sharing! ❀ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  4. Great tips, I struggle so much with finding a work/life balance, especially with having a blog too.. I love blogging but sometimes after being at work all day, sitting in the evening on my laptop writing or promoting etc is just too much for me. On Friday evening just gone I actually came home from work, ate some leftover food, ran a bath and watched Netflix all evening and I absolutely loved it! β™₯️

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

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    1. I feel the exact same way, sometimes it just feels like more work! That sounds like a perfect evening, nothing fancy just chilling out and taking care of yourself 😊 thanks for commenting! Xxx

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  5. I love this! Especially it’s Sunday here in Japan, I now feel motivated to start my week! Definitely on the comfy shoes one, even wearing comfy shoes at work help me feel less tired which allows me to do stuff (shopping, chores) even when I get off work!

    And pets! My cats are life and after a long day they sure do put a smile on my face! Great post! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Great tips! I love any tips that can help me get through a hectic day in my immigration law office. The best way truly is to hug your pet ❀ Nothing is better than knowing I am coming home to my Winston ❀ (my rescued schnoodle) (and my husband of course :))

    Thanks for sharing!
    Stef
    FORKANDVEG.COM

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