13 Feb 2020 18:31 IST

How to leave work at work

Communicate with your colleagues about how (or if) you want to be contacted in your off hours

Some jobs have very clear lines between when you’re “on” and when you’re “off” while in others the lines are blurred — or potentially non-existent. That makes not being distracted by work, especially mentally, a major challenge. But you can reduce how distracted you feel by work during times when you’re not working. First, define what “after hours” means for you, considering personal commitments like your commute and family obligations. Next, have mental clarity about what needs to get done and when you will do it. Then, communicate with your colleagues about how (or if) you want to be contacted in your off hours. Finally, do your work at work. If you must bring it home with you, define select hours to work, and don’t let yourself think of work outside of that time period. Read the full article.

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