Thursday afternoon, 5:26. The emails in your mailbox have been piling up all week, and of all of the intentions you set, only half were met. The weekend is right around the corner; but how do ensure that you leave your worries about a customer you wanted to call, research data you wanted to compile or an email you were meant to write behind in the office where they belong, and not in the back of your mind?
1. At the end of the day, write a to-do list for the next day. This way you make sure you don’t forget anything overnight/over the weekend.
2. And while you’re at it: quickly jot down or think about the things that you did do. It makes your accomplishments be in the front of your brain, which will make you feel better outside of the office.
3. Next, practice being grateful for yourself and your colleagues. I personally love sharing my gratitude by giving my heart energy to my co-workers. I do this by focusing on something I love (travel, penguins, spiritual teaching) and then sending that energy or sending positive thoughts to the other person. If this is too wishy-washy for you, you can express thanks through feeding your teammates chocolate, kind words and literally thanking them for the work they put in. Or express your gratitude in your thoughts or prayers at the end of your day.
Now the challenge is also to be grateful for the people that you don’t always get along with. Remember we all do our best, we all make mistakes and some of us work in different ways than others. Recognise the time and effort we all put into making our trainings and conferences a success, we all have the best intentions. If anything frustrates you, don’t take it personally and look at why it triggers you in that way. What does it say about you, how is this your mirror, what can you learn from it? Gain understanding and then let it go [insert Elsa voice here].
4. As soon as you get home, take a shower and set the intention that the water flushes away all of your thoughts, worries and negative energy of the day. Watch it all go down the drain… Then change into something comfortable that says “time off” and enjoy your free time!
Let me know if you have any questions or if you have good experiences that you would like to share (: