7 Things To Avoid Doing When You Get Home from Work
December 7, 2016
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It's sooo easy to get in the same old slump after work. That slump might look different for many of us—whether it's too much couch and TV time, too much working-after-work or neglecting our passions in life and putting them off for when we have more time. Let this little list inspire your after work mode and ditch that same old routine!
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Avoid dropping everything at the door and heading straight for the couch. Remember, a body in motion stays in motion, so if there are several things you want to accomplish after work—get right to it. A beautifully welcoming entryway also helps to make your welcome home that much better and put you in a motivated state of mind rather than a sluggish slump.

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Meal planning is key to productive week nights! The last thing you want to have to do after a long day is figure out dinner, when you're hungry no less, and then head to the grocery store to pick up all the ingredients you need for that one meal. Meal planning takes the chaos out of that first hour after leaving work and let's you come home and focus on other things first, like kissing your kiddos, having a relaxing chat with your partner about your day or even heading to a workout class. See our Weekly Meal Planning Guide That'll Change Your Life.
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Fun isn't just for the weekends. Getting out on a random weeknight is so important in keeping your soul alive! Finding yourself in a rut? Make a dinner date with that friend you haven't seen in ages, head to a new barre class or go to see a new movie with your love.
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Don't put them off until the weekend! The best way to tackle house chores and the weekly to do's are by dedicating little bits of time over the week to accomplish them. Compile a list in the beginning of each week of must-do's and would-like-to-do's and chop away at them Monday through Friday—even if it's just 30 minutes per night. Weekends shouldn't be for vacuuming and scrubbing toilets anyways.
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You definitely want to get those chores done, but don't forget to sprinkle in some fun and dedicate time to your hobbies and passions, too. Whether that's learning French, working on a DIY project, trying a new dessert recipe, etc.

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If you're finding that your workload is a bit overwhelming and you need to work weeknights to get it all done, it's time to re-evaluate your weekly schedule. No one should be working 90% of their waking hours—even business owners! Sure, maybe you're really passionate about your job and it doesn't 'feel' overwhelming, but watch out for burn out that can set in at the most unexpected times. It's always important to be mindful of your schedule and practice balance. This might mean starting your work day a bit earlier than usual, assessing the flow of your day and trimming some of the fat where you can.
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