When necessary, have a regimen of self-care to aid recovery. When life’s strain reduces your emotional reserve to the point of becoming anxious, annoyed, or even angry, execute a personal routine developed to provide some bit of respite and recovery.
In real time, consider a breathing routine or the mental exercise of engaging in “a moment of gratitude”.
In a longer time frame, do plan and take your vacation time. Not time away from the office where you still answer emails, still answer calls, and remain 30% mentally back at the office. But real honest to goodness physical and mental time detached from the office. Once you get used to and comfortable with being truly away from the office, scheduling future vacations will become something you will look forward to with even greater zeal.
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