Whether you love your job or hate it, chances are you keep pondering about it even after you get home. A grouchy client, an unfinished task, upcoming birthday of a colleague, or the boss’s latest demand – these and many other thoughts remain in your mind even after you clock off.
But did you know, that thinking too much about work during your personal time can put your health, relationships, and productivity in jeopardy? Just imagine, how much sleep you would get if you lay at night anxious about work or how your family life would be impacted if your thoughts are racing about the day’s events instead of concentrating on your loved ones!
In fact, the Japanese say that too much work can kill you. They call the phenomenon ‘karoshi,’ meaning death from overwork, exhaustion, and cardiovascular illness caused by too much work-related stress. The term also refers to a mental health issue where the individual commits suicide from work pressure.
However, it is impossible to ‘think about work less.’ But experts say that it is possible to train your mind to ‘switch off’ work mode at the end of the day, just like you would shut down your computer once the office timings end.The Infographic below covers some tips on how you can teach your brain to leave work at work and focus on your personal surroundings.
Take a look and let us know how you cope with the ‘work thoughts’ after the working day is over in the comments below!
Infographic by: CashNetUSA