There was a time when people used to get up, get ready, and then go to office daily. And after a long day of work, they returned home tired. But, more and more people are opting to work from home, after the pandemic happened, as they no longer have to travel to the office. However, even after remaining at home we continue to feel drained as our days are still full of work and there is no schedule. But, we need to find ways to recover from a day full of work.
You can include household chores in the work we are required to do today as we are now at home. I don’t mean to say that this is bad in any way. In fact, it is good if the men help their mothers for wives by shopping for grocery or just washing the dishes after completing their office work. That is what real men do.
A noteworthy thing is that even the Prophet of Islam used to help his wives in the household chores.
Burnout from work can harm us and our jobs
Overwhelming work demands causes burnout, an excessive and prolonged stress-related condition of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion. It happens when you feel overwhelmed, drained emotionally and unable to meet constant demands.
Burnout can also make your body vulnerable to diseases like resentment and grip on a long-term basis.
You need to recognize the following signs of burnout which can adversely affect both our physical and mental health as well as our jobs.
- Reduced performance and productivity.
- Feeling listless.
- Low mood.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Lack of creativity
A small list of things to do to recover after a long day of work
Work, whether it is related to our job or household, can never be bad as it keeps us busy and active. But, how do we recover and recharge ourselves after our energy is over at the end of a day full of work?
This article will help you do just that with the help of a list of five things including just lying down and doing nothing
Lying down is one of the best ways to recover. This helps you to relax and offers a rest from your day, both your mind and your body.
Lie on your sofa or bed. Lie down. Look and do nothing. Close your eyes. Don’t lie down to play with your phone or read a book, because that doesn’t give the rest to your brain. Don’t look around the room and see what needs to be cleaned or removed, as it just distracts. It’s like meditation, but you don’t have to commit to meditation as much as that.
For very long you don’t have to do that. You can feel more relaxed for a few minutes. It may take ten or fifteen minutes.
If you need a nap, make it short, since your natural cycle of sleep may be interrupted.
This and other tips given in the article below are helpful as you are not only tired, but also need to refresh yourself and get ready for another day full of work.
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