Added: Mikeisha Addington - Date: 26.09.2021 06:06 - Views: 29013 - Clicks: 5734
For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. But then last year, I realized I was always ending the day feeling exhausted, or worse with a headache. The were surprising.
I have more energy both after work and the next day, and I read 23 books in compared to around 10 in So when I came across a recent article in Quartz explaining how screen time makes us unhappy, I had one of those eureka moments.
We found that teens who spent more time seeing their friends in person, exercising, playing sports, attending religious services, reading, or even doing homework were happier. However, teens who spent more time on the internet, playing computer games, on social media, texting, using video chat, or watching TV were less happy. So, that got me thinking—if avoiding screens will make you happier, what else can you do to unwind after a day of work?
It worked for me!
Here are several suggestions for awesome fiction and career books to get you started. Sure, it requires technology, but after you click play, all you have to do is sit back, close your eyes, and listen. Here are a few of our favorites. Rather than going home right after work, meet up with someone and grab dinner or drinks.
Just make sure to put your phone away and give them your full attention. Start a blogwrite an article and post it on LinkedInjournal. You might feel surprisingly refreshed afterwards although if you are posting on LinkedIn, might want to run it by someone else. Or bake! Find a new recipe and try it out—and if you bring your creation into work I guarantee your co-workers will love you.
Set aside minutes right when you get home or right before bed to calm your mind.
Dirty dishes in the sink? Need to do laundry?
Food going bad in your fridge? Use the time after work to get ahead on your chores—even just one chore. Not a morning person? Substitute the TV for a treadmill, yoga class, or online exercise video. Maybe take some music or a friend with you. Paint your nails, throw on a face mask, take an extra long shower. You work hard, so why not treat yourself to some me time?
Challenge your mind a bit by working on a physical puzzle. Or, play solitaire with yourself. If you have a roommate, play a board game. Take the time to write them down, then come up with a plan for how to execute on them. An easy way to motivate yourself to follow through.
To help you remember all these ideas, I created this handy little graphic. Save it to your desktop, print it out and put it on your fridge, or just admire it right here.
Let me know on Twitter! To quote one study cited in the article: We found that teens who spent more time seeing their friends in person, exercising, playing sports, attending religious services, reading, or even doing homework were happier.Better things to do
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