Do These 8 Things After Work To Be Successful
It’s not all work and no play. When used properly, after-work time can help manage stress,boost your mental and physical energy and increase your self confidence. Check out these after-work habits that are used by highly successful people, and see how you can change your life when you’re off the clock.
It’s widely known that following a consistent fitness regime boosts your creativity, confidence, and resilience, both at work and in your personal life. If you want to enhance your productivity during the eight hours you’re at work, spend at least a little of your free time moving your body.
2.Plan for fun.
Most successful people emphasize the importance of quality—not quantity—time with their families or their friends. Try having a goal of at least one enjoyable group activity so it’s not just a death march to dinner, then homework, then baths and bedtime. Even though it’s an “extra” event, it will encourage organization and brighten everyone’s mood.
3.Get more sleep.
Who doesn’t love an afternoon nap? Getting more sleep will make you feel more refreshed later in the day, and even make getting up the next morning that much easier. Whether you have to go to bed earlier or slip in some short naps throughout the day, make sure you’re getting your full eight hours of sleep a day.
4.Spend Time in Nature.
Our indoor lifestyles are contributing to a wide range of health and behavioral problems.It’s tough to be your best self—and do your best work—when you’ve been breathing air-conditioned air and working under fluorescent lights for weeks on end.
Ambitious people connect with nature and the outdoors, allowing the beauty of the environment (as well as the wonderful opportunities that nature offers—like hiking, surfing, skiing, and climbing) to replenish their energy.
5.Date your partner.
Successful people make sure to nourish their romantic relationships—even when time is in short supply. If you can swing a standing date, great. But if that’s not practical choose one night a week to carve out a mini-date in the house. “Maybe once a week you have dessert together—at the table, not in front of the TV—and just talk for 45 minutes.
6.Read a book.
Reading is a great way to unwind because you’re escaping your own life to read about someone else’s. You can travel to other countries and live there without leaving your couch. You can learn new things about other cultures and lifestyles without even realizing it because you’re having a good time reading.
7.Enjoy cooking dinner.
Cooking dinner can seem like a hassle when you have to do it after putting in a long day at work. Instead of thinking of this as a hassle, enjoy the experience! Plan a meal that’s healthy and satisfies your cravings. Get your family to help with tasks so it gets done more efficiently, and you get to spend time together. You’ll get to be with each other and enjoy a delicious meal while doing so!
8.Say “No” (a Lot)
The late Steve Jobs once said, “People think ‘focus’ means saying ‘yes’ to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying ‘no’ to the hundred other good ideas that there are.”
Accomplished people know that they can’t do everything, be everywhere, and help everyone all in one day—or one lifetime.
Here’s a good policy for fielding requests in your life: When someone asks you to do something, ask yourself, “What is my main focus right now?”—followed by, “Will saying ‘yes’ to this request help me to achieve that main objective, or will saying ‘yes’ make it harder?”