- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I genuinely like my job and typically feel pretty good at the end of my work day. However, I do ocassionally get projects that wear me out and leave me feeling stressed out even after I leave work. I graduated last May and started this job in November so I’m not sure if I’m still adjusting or if I need to do something differently.
When I get a really frustrating project I have a really hard time shutting off my “work brain” when I come home. FI and I sometimes get into fights when I come home from work in a bad mood because he tells me my work life shouldn’t affect my personal life (which I agree with to a point).
I almost never bring actual work home and I never actually have a “breakthrough” because I’m thinking about them. It’s more of a stressed feeling because I know I didn’t finish the project, I’m really frustrated with it, and I know I need to tackle it again first thing in the morning. I understand challenging projects are a part of work, but I know I need a way to deal with the stress so that once I am home I am able to relax.
What do you do after work to relax so that thoughts of work don’t stress you out?