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5 Ways to Relieve Stress After Work

Whether you work from home or in an office setting, many of us often take our jobs home with us without realizing it. Job stress can seep in during times we’re supposed to be relaxing, and instead of making the most of our non-work lives, we’re combating anxiety about the next workday. Read on for a few simple tips to leave job stress at work and embrace mindfulness once you sign off for the day.

1. Tie Up Loose Ends Before You Leave Work

One of the best ways you can leave job stress at work is to prepare yourself before you leave. To cut down on after-hours troubleshooting, prepare a to-do list that highlights the priority tasks you want to accomplish the next day. This practice will not only organize your workload, but it can help you to leave feeling that things are taken care of. Bonus: You will start the next day knowing exactly what you want to tackle first. To jot down this to-do list, use a reliable pen like the STEEL G-402 Gel Retractable Pen. It has rapid dry ink (RDI) technology, so you won’t need to worry about smears or smudging—even if you’re left-handed.

2. Take a Walk or Go for a Run

Stepping outside for some fresh air is a great way to change your scenery and start the transition from work to home life for the night. Brisk walking, and other cardiovascular exercise like running, has been shown to boost endorphins, which can reduce stress hormones and alleviate mild depression. Any activity that boosts your heart rate and causes you to get a bit sweaty will help relieve some of your stress, so you’re better prepared to tackle tomorrow.

3. Start a Journaling Practice

Journaling is a highly effective tool for stress relief and can take several forms, so you can rest assured there is a type of journaling that will best fit your needs. A gratitude journal can help you focus on what you are grateful for and create a more positive mood in the moment. You can also use journaling as an emotional release by identifying triggers of stress and then exploring more positive reframing. Whichever way you prefer to journal, make sure to use a dependable pen that won’t interrupt your thought process. Choose Different with the stylish Sarasa Grand Gel Retractable Pen. It features a weighted brass barrel in 6 fashionable colors and fast drying gel ink for the ultimate writing experience.

4. Embrace Stress

This may sound contradictory, but new research has shown that embracing stress can help you become less affected by it. In a viral Ted Talk, Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal discusses how stress can make us stronger, smarter and happier—if we learn how to open our minds to it. The initial research showed that viewing stress as a helpful part of life, rather than as harmful, is associated with better health, emotional wellbeing and productivity at work—even during periods of high stress. This approach can be used to build resiliency over a longer period of time.

5. Cook Something Delicious

Nutritious and delicious food can improve your mood while fueling your body and mind. When we get overwhelmed, we tend to reach for a quick and unhealthy snack that can make us feel slow and tired. Keeping your hands busy while cooking a meal is a great way to help relax and allow yourself to put the stressors in the back of your mind.

No matter how stressful work can be, remember to prioritize yourself and create a daily practice of activities that enforce a better work-life balance. These tips and tricks, when used over the long term, can help you relax and set yourself up for success both professionally and personally.

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6 Ways to Have an Effective Evening Routine

Everyone knows how important a morning routine is, but an evening routine is just as critical for your overall productivity and daily mindset. Evening routines are an essential because, unlike morning routines, they set us up for two things: wrapping up our day and—the ultimate goal—getting an amazing night’s sleep. Here are ideas to add into your evening routine to make it even better.

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How to Plan A Thanksgiving Feast in A Bullet Journal

Hello my friends! I’m Dayna—@daynadoodles on Instagram—and I’m going to show you how to create a Thanksgiving bullet journal spread so you can have your Thanksgiving recipes (mine are based off of my mom’s Thanksgiving dinner ^_^) and ingredients all in one place.

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5 Tips to Write More Professionally

Being able to write in a professional manner is an important part of any career or job. Clearly communicating your thoughts, opinions, and even concerns to your co-workers or boss can help you be successful on your own but also have success within your team.

Professional writing is a skill that may even help you advance your career. Need help making your writing more professional? Here are some of our best tips.

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Minimalist bullet journal

How to Create a Minimalist Bullet Journal

By: Salena Salomone of @salenasbujo

Hello everyone!  I’m Salena from @salenasbujo and I’m here to show you how to start a minimalist bullet journal. If you’re anything like I was a few years ago, you’ve seen bullet journals online that look useful, but the thought of actually putting pen to paper to create your own spreads seems like a daunting task. Today I hope to show you that it doesn’t have to be, and that a future log and monthly spreads are great ways to stay organized if standard planners just don’t work for you.

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How to Create a Mind Map and Brain Dump in Your Bullet Journal

Hi everyone! Cynthia from @cynthiabujo here. Today I’m going to show you how to create a brain dump and mind map for your bullet journal. These spreads are perfect for organizing different aspects of your life and can be customized to fit your individual needs.

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How to Use A Bullet Journal for Your Self-Care Routine

Hi everyone! I’m Maddy from @planwithmaddy and I’m going to show you how to create a self-care spread in your bullet journal. Self-care has always been important to me, and with the world’s current state, it feels even more necessary. With this spread, you can set self-care goals and track your daily habits.

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Gratitude bullet journal

How to Start a Gratitude Journal

By: Andrea of @wildeyesbujo

Hey everyone! Andrea here from @wildeyesbujo and today I’m going to show you how to set up a gratitude journal. Given the current state of the world and the uncertainty that we are all feeling, a gratitude journal is a great and easy way to increase positivity and reduce stress. For this journal, I’ll show you how to track daily, weekly, and monthly gratitude reflection.

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5 Ways to Help Prevent Burnout

If constant stress has you feeling helpless, completely exhausted, and in a slump, you may be on the road to burnout. But you don’t have to be ready to throw in the towel in order to make improvements. Learn what you can do to regain your balance and feel positive and hopeful again with these five tips on preventing burnout.

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5 Steps to Managing Your Time More Effectively

Do you ever feel like 24 hours is no where near enough time to complete all the things you have on your plate? You aren’t the only one. It seems like everyone feels that way at some point—which is why managing your time can be a huge relief and help give you back some much-needed hours to your day. Here are five simple steps that can you help you start planning and executing your days more efficiently.

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