End of Day Anchor

Stress Relief Tool – End Of Day Anchor

This simple habit can help signal to your brain that your work day has indeed ended.

When I was young in my career, I did sales for FedEx. I was always amazed at how our couriers who delivered and picked up the packages looked 10-20 years younger than they actually were. I assumed it was the exercise they got as part of their job, yet several of them told me that it was because they could mentally clock out at the end of the day.

Many of us have a difficult time turning off our work mode at the end of the day, inevitably bringing work home with us. If this sounds like you, consider developing an end of day anchor routine that with habit will signal to your brain that your work day has indeed ended. Examples include locking your office door, turning off your monitor, or calling home. Consistent use of this designated anchor will enable you to take control of your emotions and shift your mental state, just as if you were clocking out on a timesheet.1



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Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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