to Improve the First 15 Minutes Back Home
Most of us
aren't at our best at the end of the day, yet those first 15 minutes back at
home can sometimes make or break the evening.
Here are some simple steps to get the evening started on the right foot:
you change into jeans, sweatpants, or pajamas, putting on comfortable clothes
helps you shift gears and start to relax.
healthy snack on the table.
No one will perish if dinner isn't served immediately. Some carrots and hummus or cheese and
crackers will satisfy anyone who is starving, and allow you to feel less rushed
when it comes to preparing dinner.
touch that remote.
tempting as it is, immediately turning on the TV takes your attention elsewhere
and makes it much harder to unwind.
off the BlackBerry, computer and phone, as well!
Regardless of whether your household
consists of just you, or a family of ten, letting your electronic devices sit idle when
you first arrive home helps you disconnect from job-related demands and
stressors. Attempt to leave these
untouched for the first 15 minutes at home, but try for even longer!
Arrive home with
a pizza, a movie, or an announcement that dinner will be a pancake picnic in
the living room. The unexpected will
shake up the routine and set the tone (hopefully an upbeat one!) for the
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