Most of us spend our days working, whether in a traditional workplace, at home, or at school. When we end our work for the day, it's increasingly more common to not be able to "shut off." Some of this has to do with the expectations demanded of us, but other parts are simply habit. We go, go, go, then expect to be able to stop—but we're out of practice.
Think about your own afternoon and early evening: Maybe you leave work, sit in traffic, listen to the news or make a phone call, pick up the kids, make dinner, help with homework, answer emails, clean up from dinner, get ready to start it all over again tomorrow, then fall into bed exhausted.
There's no transition, no downtime tucked in there. And it's all too familiar to most of us.
These mindfulness self-care tips can help you wind down or de-stress at the end of the day. When we're multitasking, it's difficult to be mindful as our attention span can only focus successfully on one thing at a time. These tips can also help you break the cycle of multitasking so that you're able to be more "in the moment" in your life.