Infographic: Tips to leave your work—and worries—at the door

Don’t just sit, stew and stare at your phone. Write down what’s bugging you, find an enjoyable distraction, and jot down a daily exit list.

Do looming projects keep you up at night?

Perhaps it’s the ever-present email pings or a slew of Slack notifications that sully your personal time. For some, it’s obnoxious colleagues or bosses who undermine your sleep, your relaxation and a healthy work-life balance.

Whatever (or whoever) occupies your mind outside office hours, it’s crucial to find ways to leave your workplace worries at the door whenever you clock out. CashNetUSA has an infographic to help you alleviate stress and strike a healthier balance, with tips including:

Write down what’s bothering you. Just jotting down what’s eating at you can help reduce stress and anxiety. If Gene from Accounting is slowly driving you insane, open up a Word doc, really let Gene have it with a flurry of choice words, and save it to your “Gene rants” folder. Profound science and practical reasons substantiate why writing is therapeutic. In this case, it might prevent you from menacing Gene with a stapler.

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