LEAVING YOUR WORK BEHIND.

The end of the working day is a strange in between time.  Its all too easy simply to sling on your coat and race out of the office, keen to get on with the evening ahead.   But pause a moment. This is a threshold time of the day psychologically, how you leave work is very important.  It will have an effect not only on the evening in front of you but also on the next day at work.  So spend five minutes recognizing and honouring this pivotal point of the day. Five minutes planning and organizing yourself for the next working day ahead will reap huge rewards in time and efficiency. Simple easy techniques of time management help you to maximise your effectiveness so that you can leave work behind you with a clear conscience knowing that all is in hand for tomorrow.  Your desk can be a shrine to personal creativity.   Just a few minutes spent rearranging it and choosing  your own power objects can transform it into an inspiring place to work. Afterwards its worth spending a few minutes actively making the shift from work time to private time-switching, as it were from your work persona to your private persona.  If its been a bad day Reiki exercises will soothe and calm you, so you can let it all go and enjoy the evening ahead. Easy yoga exercises and visualizations can help you cut the ties and make the break, while a simple ‘coming home’ ritual makes your whole body and psyche aware that your working day is well and truly over. If you want to start the new day with energy, verve and vigour, start planning the night before.  This routine takes  only five minutes at the end of each day but will save you hours the next.   It also allows you to leave work feeling calm, centred and in control. FIVE MINUTE PLANNER. Clear your desk,check everything on your desk. Throw away any rubbish, copy important notes into a notebook on on to your computer.  Put essential phone numbers into your address book, file away documents. Check your diary .  What do you need to do tomorrow.  Make a list of all the appointments and tasks you need to complete.  Are there any important days coming up.  What do you have planned for lunch. Itemise your day.  Use a desk diary divided into hours or draw up your own plan for the day – first put down all meetings and appointments, remember to add travelling time. Plan ‘me’ time.  Try to schedule a certain amount of time for yourself -whether its for five minutes of closing your eyes and relaxing.