The Guide To Leaving The 9-to-5 Behind

No matter whether your job is satisfying enough for you or not, the fact remains that you’ll have difficult days that consist of a whole lot of work. It is usually that last hour before the clock hits 5 that you start feeling like you have had enough and it is time to leave the work-related stress behind so that you can finally relax.

However, this isn’t easy for a lot of men. The job sometimes drains them so much that they end up sitting in front of their computers or television sets, completely drained and still thinking about what they had to do at work, as well as what awaits them tomorrow.

In this article, we are going to talk about various ways that you can truly leave your job behind once your working hours are done, and how you can relax in order to be prepared for a new day.


Enjoy a hobby with passion

Unfortunately, it’s common for a lot of men to become so involved with their daily jobs that they end up sacrificing other things that might interest them. However, while hobbies may not result in career paths, they are necessary and fulfilling in their own way. They are particularly useful for unwinding after a tough day at work.

Therefore, dedicate the time that you have when you are by yourself to do what makes you feel good. If you are the creative type, you can draw, play an instrument you enjoy, write poetry. Try photography or anything else that you have the talent for. You can also try walking in nature, reading a book, listening to music, training, and whatever makes you feel free.


Try autogenic training

The anxiety that you sometimes experience at work can have a significant impact on your sleep patterns. This is why it would be a great idea for you to try autogenic training, every day after you finish your job. It’s both a potent and simple way to decrease the amount of stress and sleep better. Basically, you will be exercising your mind by making it focus on certain sensations within your body.

Through visualization and verbal cues, you focus your thoughts on creating a sensation of warmth and heaviness within you and calming your mind. The “training” part of the activity’s name means that it is something that you should do on a regular basis. Once you finish work and all the other activities at home, use it to prepare for sleep.


Embrace the importance of relaxation

A massage is an amazing way of relaxing your body and making yourself feel a lot better after a long day. When your muscles are no longer tense but in a relaxed state, you’ll feel better. It not only improves your physical well-being, but the psychological effects become almost instantly apparent as well. The number of endorphins in your body increases, which results in a significant decrease of tension in your body and mind.

If you don’t feel like going to a salon or you don’t have a friend who is a good masseuse, then you should equip your living space with one of many massage chairs designed for at home use. They are a very convenient solution that you can use whenever you feel like it. Furthermore, it’s an investment that you only make once, instead of having to schedule and visit professionals all the time.


Lie down and enjoy

Sometimes the workdays can be so stressful that you end up feeling like doing nothing at all. Once you’re done with all the tasks you had for the day you just want to be still. And this is perfectly fine as well. In that case, instead of instantly going for an activity that you enjoy, just lie down and do nothing at all for about fifteen minutes.

Basically, just spread your body across the bed and close your eyes. Turn off your PC or laptop, set your phone to “do not disturb”.  Try to put away anything that could distract you. Just enjoy that short moment of peace and silence for a little while. Sometimes, you may feel like sleeping. In that case, it is best that you take a shorter nap because you don’t want to affect your natural sleep pattern.


In Summation

It is crucial that you deal with all the work-related stress properly.  After the clock has struck five, you can truly relax and leave the whole grind behind. This is something essential even if you really love your job. Some days can really be straining, both mentally and physically. Work-life balance is what leads to greater satisfaction and happiness.

Mianna Korben

Mianna Korben

Mianna is a passionate writer currently living and dreaming in Europe. She is a strong believer that both mental and physical fitness go hand in hand, you can't have one without the other. Her aim is to inspire people to reach their potential, feel confident and to lead a happy life. And like any other girl, she is guilty of falling in love, over and over again, with premium makeup, fashion and champagne.