You’re tired, burnt out and ready to crash.
There are still a million items on your to-do list and your plan for the night to get some of it done goes out the window. You just don’t have the energy to deal with it.
The thought of leaving it for tomorrow seems logical, but in the back of your mind, the thought of it even needing to be done wears you down more.
You reach for your phone, the remote or something distracting to take your mind off things.
Then you feel disappointed for having wasted time on it when there were other things to do.
Tomorrow comes and the cycle repeats.
The weekend arrives and you spend the entire time catching up with work you left for yourself from the week. It’s not much of a break.
If any of this sounds familiar, there is a way out of it:
Give your mind a break by creating a ritual for yourself that transitions you from the day to the evening.
It could be a fifteen minute nap. It could be listening to a particular song on the way home.
If you’re home all day, it could be an afternoon walk in another outfit.
Meditate for five minutes, read something inspirational, make a healthy snack or have a cup of tea.
Until you’ve programmed yourself to know the day and evening are separate, you will always think every day is longer than it should be.