5 min to conclude a demanding workday with peace in mind
Use the 5 minutes at the end of your work hours, and prevent your mind being busy with work for the rest of the day and night.
Prepare a smooth start for the next working day
- Name your personal goal for the next working day. It will help you to prioritize and focus.
- Plan your next day, but make your ‘to do’ list contain a maximum of 5 items. Prioritize, move or cluster your tasks if necessary. Seeing fewer items has a positive psychological effect.
- Prepare briefly for the first task of the next day: write down key words that will help you get ready instantly when you start your work, e.g. three main key words for the first call you need to make.
Round off the workday just ended by asking yourself 2 questions
- What lesson are you taking from this day?
- Which 3 things are you glad about and grateful for today?
Ritualize the end
- Establish a ritual you will follow at the end of each working day, with a clear message: time to end. Consciously shut down your computer or close your diary in the same way every time, or perform another ritual act that will symbolize that the working part of your day is over and you are going to rest from your work tasks and recharge.