How do I not think about work all the time?

Barbara E.
When I worked, I always struggled with time for myself. I raised 4 fine men and juggling all my responsibilities wad overwhelming. I wish I had this back then.
Carl Z.
Spend time with your friends,family and nature,read books and complete your work on time so you don't think about work all the time
P N.
Identify what exactly is trigging you to think about work, are you stressed?, is there someone bothering you?, are you not able to complete your work?. Then try to deal with it. Write your thoughts down, watch or do something you enjoy and you should always speak to someone about how you feel
Lucy Z.
I’d say make time for yourself like have a self-care day spend time with your family and friends or just by yourself that way you can distract you from whatever you’re thinking about sometimes when I get mad I feel I need to distract myself so my best advice is to just take care of you first before work take care of your family first before work and if your boss gets mad at you just say I needed this and I hope you understand .
Sofia N.
I go to school everyday, I do homework 📄 every single day. I also go in guitar 🎸 class, ice skating ⛸ class, dance class and 2 Chinese classes.
Fedya A.
Work is pretty stressful but I have life to live and some things that I love to do help me to relax and forget about work tasks and problems. Also pomodoro timer helps with it
Stanley S.
I just don't take too much tension about work.I make a specific deadline for each work I have.It's better to do it now than later.But sometimes I procastinate.That I have get rid off.
Elias W.
you have to cut back on hours and everything to make sure there’s always time for you. don’t cut sleep or meals out of your day to make you time. those meals and sleep are still you time. and it counts/makes a difference. but schedule extra me time. things you need to get done can get done and with extra time you can do something you love
Ma Lia Y.
By moving away from your work station; turning off the screen; trying new food; going for a walk; enjoying the breeze and sunshine; taking a deep breath; talking to neighbours; watching dogs
Kiara F.
I set time aside to have “me time” for a set period so there’s no guilt about it. I also have to take a step back and realize what’s really important to me about my job – why I am doing what I do, what’s my actual motivation for work. And for me it’s so I can have financial freedom and independence to do what I ultimately want later in life which is time and ability to spend that time with loved ones comfortably .
Laschon R.
I try to be conscious when it's happening and surf through the thoughts, slowly grounding myself back to the present. My own time is mine, it should be filled with other things, not intrusive, unwanted thoughts.
Sofia S.
embrace the things around you. live in the moment. You only get to experience a certain moment, the feeling it gives you, once. I’ve learned the hard way that once you look back, you’ll say: gosh i was so busy thinking about so many other things i forgot to savor the moment. Remind yourself of this each time , live in the present. it will eventually become second nature!
Nikita I.
I actually do think about working a lot, like 60% of the time, but the times I dont think about work are times where im either upset or happy, either way, I'm distracted.
Adrianna S.
By changing your mindset. We can change what we think so start with that. Think of things that make you happy or make you you but also try to stay focused on the task at hand without losing sight of your goal. What I mean by this is that if you focus too much on things that distract you from work while your working u may become distracted while working on specific tasks. Whenever you're taking a break from work try thinking of what I mentioned on your break then when it's time to get back to work concentrate on the task at hand then after you leave work switch your mindset. A different mindset can change things & a stagnant mindset makes little to no change. Depending on your environment be careful of when you switch to not thinking about work to thinking about it that is whenever you are at work & u need to focus on what you
M Line N.
In my way I try to distract myself from work related stuff. Sometimes I do a little bit of drawing or listen to music to relax my brain. Sometimes I will lay on my bed close my eye and take deep breaths and thing of the good things in my life
L Rke C.
Nice question!
I will be very precise and clear
Here are some tips for you:
1. Listen to your favourite music
2. Read books
3. Do gardening
4. Try to go out like park, spend time with your friends
5. Go shopping!
6. Do your skincare routine and some body care!
7. Get enough sleep
8. Write your thoughts in a diary
9. Try out new different recipes 😋
10. Last but not least! Say to yourself positive affirmations before going to bed and drink lots of detox drink!
Nadia X.
If the work is about important things, then I work, if it's not necessary, I'm just doing my favorite things and not thinking about work too much, because you got to have some time with yourself.
Ivy Z.
I think the main reason someone would think about work alot is because maybe they r not satisfied with the amount of work they have done that day. If u teach yourself to be content with the amount of work u have done then it reduces such thoughts from your heaad
Lily J.
You can divert your thoughts by doing things you love.You can even cook something you like or go for a short walk or call a friend you haven't talked to in a while.You can simply just think of your achievements and how strong you were in your tough times.This will help you tell that whatever is going in your life,you're strong and capable enough to deal with it.Breathe in some fresh air.Paint something. Have some morning sunshine.
Clockwork C.
I just switch off from work as often as possible, I never sit at my desk on breaks. I try to do things that take concentration when I'm not at work. Reading, studying, and gaming. I get into work 10 – 15 mins early to switch on and at 5pm I switch off until the next business day.
Folker R.
Just try to do something that will relax you, dont stress out about it, know that everything happens for a reason. Also, try to exercise more because it relaxes you, while exercising you focus to finish your goal, and while doing that theres no time to think about work.
Juan X.
I always think about school, it’s stressful and exhausting. I wish I could think about school less so I can be happy, and not have to worry all of the time.
Jasmine R.
try to stay in the moment and think about now. not the future or the past. find a relaxing task you enjoy and is that, stay mindful whilst doing that
Veronica N.
If you’re thinking about work all the time it could mean that you’re ignoring other parts of
Your life. Work is important but so is self care, quiet time, family, friends having fun etc
Mads W.
Awareness is the answer to everything …..being aware that it's just a task and nothing is more important than my inner peace…..being aware that it's not work but the fear of failing at work which is haunting you…….you can do a short trick called as "exposure and response prevention"….in this you deliberately do what you are most feared of and then observe silently what follow without reacting to them……you will see all those scary outcomes which you were making up in your mind are just you exaggeration…for example if you are scared of that if I do not work countinuesly I will lose something than for one day you deliberately don't go to work and then observe that it's ok to take a rest sometimes it doesn't change much I can again catchup from tomorrow…..and to strengthen this meditation do help…so practice mindfullness….I hope that helps:)
Loane Y.
I usually just try to relax, do something i love. For example, when im skateboarding, i never think about school or anything else. Im too focused on progresing and practising and, of course, having fun!
Jawaria V.
I really don't know how not to think about work. Actually I love to work all the time to make sure my mind is always occupied so that I won't get time to think about my problems.
Angie P.
Every single day! When you come back to it in the evening, you will feel more relaxed because your space is decluttered and tidy.
Marie P.
Staying busy, if that's either doing sports, hobbies, games, gym or spending time with family. If your constantly worried about work or thinking about it then maybe u need to take a step back to regather your thoughts. You could do this through a vacation break or whatever you do that helps you calm yourself and not worry about work. Another way that could help is focusing on the present. If your constantly focused on the future or something else, your not fully engaged with what you are actively doing. Learning how to focus on what's going on right now will most likely help you not worry about your work. Remember, you can't change the past so stop dwelling on it and don't think about tommorow because you can't predict what happens and can't controll tomorrow but you can focus on the present which can dictate what happens tommorow.
Samyukta C.
Have a refreshment, chill life. It is not all about working, we need a break too. Let it go sometimes, you can't always help it. Life will move on, and you'll have to spend every moment for a reason for they won't come back. Working is good, but overworking? A big no no.
Sophie P.
The first step should be to not base your whole life around work. If a stranger asks you about what your life is about and what your goals in life are and your answers are mainly centered around work, that's a sign that you should change your mentality. To change it, make sure you have enough free time to relax, to engage in your hobbies, and generally just focus on yourself. Realise that life is much more than just work and live in the moment.
If this does not work for you,then the answer is most likely in your actual job. is the job too stressful? How many hours? Is the pay enough for your lifestyle? Depending on your answers, you should try to change what is wrong with your work plan in general so that you have enough freetime and do not always come to home completely tired and empty.
Jordan Y.
Get your work done. When you presented with a task to do, you immediately do it. So that you don't stress with work later. Hope this helps you.
Ga Tan T.
If you're asking this question that means work is definitely not the most important thing in your life. Sure, it does earn you money and respect but if it were the most important, you wouldn't be asking this question. Try figuring out what is that most important thing(s) in your life. Could be your family, side hustle, a dream or so on. Understand that your energy should be focused on that thing more because when you focus on the wellness of your most important thing, you will ultimately find yourself feeling secure and active in ways to maintain its wellness. You might be thinking now that job is the only way that can sustain the wellness of your most important thing in life, but trust me it's not. It is one of the securest way but if you look more, you will find other ways. Once you know that, I am hoping it can bring some sense of relaxation and security knowing that this hectic job might not be the only option for you. So you will treat it just as a secondary thing (but still give the best you can at workplace; just not outside the workplace). Hope that helps you somehow 🙂
Derrick O.
Oh, I don’t know the answer but you got to focus on going to bed early and get up for work. That’s all I can say for now.
Bhavya N.
Keep yourself busy and have a good work schedule where you finish work at the time of work and later have your own peace of mind
Deuvanira F.
Take 5 minutes each day and intentionally think about other areas of your life that matter and commit to working towards them. When you start doing things you love and things that matter, you won't think about work all the time ✨️
Dashianna O.
Once you leave work disconnect your mind once you leave the door from work drop everything about it and don't think about it until you reach the door to enter again. Journal or mediatate and relax your mind once home and put it on something else like a hobby you have a passion for or chores around the house. Breathing exercises to relax you if your taking a nap.
Anne Katrin J.
I sit down take a breather, draw or clean or maybe even exercise and remember that there’s more stuff then worrying about just work
Maria G.
You gotta give yourself time to rest, in your day try to do a little meditation, clear your mind. Do something you like and do not think in anything else, hope I help you<3
Wade Z.
I would personally disconnect from anything that would remind me of it. Spoil myself a little for a day, like watching a good TV show for an entire day while eating a bunch of junk. A fun little rest reset day so that when the time comes where I need to do work, I'll be much more energised to do so. Having hobbies that are nowhere near what your work is helps wonders too.
Janna Z.
I mostly do my hobbies like drawing, playing an instrument, reading novels, cooking dishes and going on a travel to distract myself in thinking about work
Silke Z.
You basically don't think about work all the time cuz there's alot of other things that you can think about and you can't control your mind.
Maxime I.
There’s no harm in thinking about work all the time if the passion drives you. However if it is stress or fear that drives it then we have a problem. Always remember you are bigger than what you do. Take little breaks, mindful gaps in constantly powering on. Shift gears. Humans are stick shift, not automatic cars. We don’t calm down on auto. We gotta hit the clutch and change gears every now and then and that’s alright. Even as you cruise!
Sam Z.
Have boundaries. Set Slack to do not disturb after the time you're supposed to clock out. Have a separate space for your work computer from the rest of your home. Give yourself time at the end of the day. Blocking it out to finish any projects you haven't and to set yourself up for success the next day. I try really hard to not talk about work outside of the office and I meet new people. I tried to ask them what their hobbies are instead of what they do. It's really changed my mindset and how I look at my job
Jonas Z.
In order to not think about work all the time, you must learn to overcome the anxiety and stress that comes along with your work. To do so you need to dig down and think about the cause of your stress and anxiety. What propels the negative feelings and why. Once that is over distract yourself with positive habits. Those that will make you feel good about yourself and boost your emotional state In a good direction.
Vanderl Ia A.
Having a work life balance can be a difficult thing to accomplish, but I found it best to work and home separate. If you need to work at home, create an office space separate from your bedroom, so you can focus on work and not life.
D Cio Q.
Thinking about work at any point of time means tou are inclined to your work, and you are workaholic .
Planning about your work out reflecting in your work is good, however if you are thinking about the social environment at work then you should stop it immediately.
If you get distracted by the thought of work then start doing some other activity. Plann out some other work if you are thinking about your work.
Gertrude U.
Rather than distracting myself with some other work just as a distraction from work I'd think about when we need to work meaning at what time and state and the purpose of work…this leads me to an answer where rather than always working I need to keep growing and developing my character and personality too
🤘🏼🤘🏼 N.
Try to really separate work and your personal life do your best to focus on one thing at a time. I think most people do worry about work all the time but it is not healthy and I think if you separate the two you will be a lot more relaxed and productive
Janet Z.
Drastic change does not help. try subtly changing things from work into relaxation things that you can take out of the elements that you appreciate of your work and transfer that into more relaxing, fewer tasks at home
Caro F.
I tell myself everyday in everything I do I should learn to put boundaries. Your work, your social life and your personal life should not mix. So keep it simple, think of work at work only. It’s like having different personalities.
Zack E.
Honestly I'm still learning… But if I would recommend something that works for me is to find something you love and want to learn about and focus on that for an hour after work to reset your mind.
Anne T.
Cause when people sas they can't think or when others uncomfortable or have any type of mental health illness they just upset to have thoughts to think. Or ppeople are disabled can't work
Alexandra O.
Maybe by trying to keep your mind busy after you finish your work stuff then go and try something else like reading a book or going for a walk and keep your mind busy so you won’t think about work all the time
Ivan T.
I think how to not think about work is by getting your mind off it. And finding something else to do and just relax your mind. And stop stressing it out what ever your stressing.
Maayan X.
I think a positive thing like family and friends. I also think about the importance of other things. But there are the moments when I think about work and grades
Leon S.
Take a deep breath, and think about all the work you have done, if you think you have done enough for the day, just relax. If you keep thinking about work, then it is a reminder for you to start doing some.
Terrance U.
I find hobbies that can help me focus on things I enjoy. As I travel for work this maybe going to the dog park with my dogs, working on my personal art items such as photography, or drawing. As well as listening to music, podcast, or audiobooks when I am in the car or cleaning. I read when it strikes but don't force it. I have a Kindle.
Jamie N.
Set clear boundaries between work space/time and personal space/time
Catch yourself thinking about work, either note it down or say “im going to trust my future self to worry about that”
Irma J.
By recognizing what your work hours are. If anything needs your attention beyond those hours it can wait till the next day. Otherwise overworking or stressing over work can lead to poor mental health
Amanda T.
I do think about work during off hours, sometimes, but my work is creative. Designing experiments, and making sure they follow through.
When I do leave things unfinished though. I just remember that I did everything that I could for that day, and that not everything has to be done in one day.
Anamaria Z.
I really cannot think at work all the time, only if I go in a place with no connection for my phone and it has to be more than a week or two, like a rehab.
Hugo A.
Learn to meditate and focus on the now. Find you purpose by thinking about what you want most by putting yourself in a distraction free place and staring at a wall or something and pursue it. If work stops you from doing that purpose, figure out a solution and continue pursuing that purpose
Notburga J.
In order to get rid of these thoughts you need to replace them with others. Do a hobby, watch a movie, engage in a conversation, go out for a walk with music.
Jasmine R.
don’t look at work as if it is work, think of it as adding value to your life. if you combine your job with normal life and you know why you are employed in that field just think of it as adding value to your life and maybe you would then not think about work as much ‘cause work is just a paid hobby’
Fanny S.
Occupy yourself with anything that keeps you from thinking, for example, exercise, go shopping, sit with your friends or family, watch a movie, etc. In short, if you do not do anything in your spare time, you will definitely think about work. Occupy yourself with anything or do something that makes you happy.
Ash N.
i think you should try new hobbies and find something that really pleases you! when you're doing something you really enjoy you forget about the rest
No Lia S.
Personally I would listen to my favorite songs or go do something outside but I would say do something calming for you or (distract yourself) by listening to top songs or read a book. Hope that helps
I Am Beezus N.
I just want to take a slow day of slow walks on a sunny day and just be in the moment. It’s a way to uplift my mood. It’s a way to take a break from going on auto pilot mode for such a while because of school and work. I’m just so tired of fast living, so once in a while, it feels really really good to take a slow day.
Pearl N.
I have two ways that I switch my brain off.

1) I work from home so I have two accounts on my computer. One is only for work purposes and once my shift is over, I will sign out and switch to my personal account. This gives me a virtual feeling of leaving the office.

2) I also like to close my eyes and imagine putting 'work' into an imaginary box. I then envision myself taping up that box, and putting it in a cupboard and locking it. It sounds silly, but it works! If you have intrusive thoughts, I like to imagine kicking that box off a cliff never to be seen again.

Heather J.
I suggest reading books or listening to music. You can also take courses about the thing you are interested in. It will distract you
Sithmi Q.
Finish what is most important to you as soon as possible. Don't think about everything which you've neglected in the past. Use your spare time to do them if essential. Use your time manager skills. That's all.hope it was helpful
Fradique C.
The morning u r in the morning 🌅🌄you are in your support for you and you have to order the morning and you are not give us a message for you to r you and your family a message
Nichole P.
You can focus on things that you enjoy doing, and what interests you. Don't waste your free time worrying about something you do not enjoy.
Lois C.
75% of time i think about my work and exam and what is done ad not other times i think for myself ad going home. But this needs to be changed.
Florence B.
Try to make some plans for keeping a work-life balance because having a hectic schedule means that you don’t have any choice but overthinking about your work most of the time. Moreover, build some exciting hobbies for the fun part of your life. What hobby has always been a dream for you to take up? Playing a musical instrument instrument? getting into a new sport? Well, make your dream come true. In this way, your focus would be decided between your work and a favorite activity of yours. Oh and btw, if you feel anxious and stressed out, and that’s why you think about your work and responsibilities all the time, get a professional help from a psychotherapist, counsellor, or at least a life coach.
Rebecca W.
Work isn't your life unless you enjoy every aspect of it and it's not draining. I find, turning off notifications for any work related apps like emails, teams etc. After work time is a good start. At end of work, think of a to do list for the next time your in so it's done and you can leave work with no thoughts on it. Having a complete rest day where you don't feel guilty, mines is a bed day where I stay in pj's and sleep to my hearts content or playing some games. If in a WhatsApp group, mute it, they don't not need to contact you outside work, plus text based group chats are toxic so avoid where possible.
Have a hobby where its relaxing and you can avoid thinking about anything, going to the cinema once a week, colouring in book, painting, playing games, learning a new skill (photography), pottery. Main thing is, your life doesn't revolve around work.
Alberto F.
You could start to take 3 minutes per day thinking about yourself.
Keep concentrated on that specific moment, relax your mind and your body. Try to feel the energy and what your body try to tell you. Keep your mind free of thinking for 2/3 minutes.
Than, when you’ll feel ready start to think about you passion, start to think about few thing that could relax yourself and feel you happy! I think that could be a nice start of a new journey!
Tilmann S.
By being present and telling yourself you have plenty of time . It also helps me when I use my senses more and feel the task I am doing ☺️
Phoebe T.
Perhaps by distracting yourself with hobbies and interests. Simple things like planting a flower in your garden, or just going out for a walk. Sometimes by keeping yourself busy with other household tasks, you can distract yourself. Examples include buying groceries and going out, or even cleaning the house. Just be careful not to overdue it! However, finding hobbies that can be fun and productive will make you feel rewarded, distracting yourself from your thoughts of work. Try not to think of work as sometimes you have to do, but instead as something you can do.
Riya I.
just try to be in the moment. when u are really really indulged in work during your work hours.. you wont have to think about it during your leisure time.. its samethe other way round. if u just pay attention and be in the moment and try doing everything with full heart , ur mind wont get diverted . also, you’ll be in control of ur thoughts
Liri Y.
To be honest I have to force myself to think about it. I always postpone everything to the last minute and don't finish tasks(:
El N.
Find other things to focus on: Things that calm you and release your stress.
Always thinking about work is gonna interrupt your quality of work as you're always stressing about it and not focusing on what you can and cannot do peacefully.
Along with this reducing caffein intake also helps as taking huge amount of caffein helps cause stress. And the main thing right now is getting rid of stress.
Lack of sleep due to work also interferes with the human's system of Functioning.
The more you think about work, the more stress you get related to it.
Further, talking to a friend also helps as you feel as if you've lowered some burden which was sticking w you for days.
Overthinking causes anxiety and yeah- it's pretty harmful and shii
Anthony W.
Try to find a hobby 🙂 finding a hobby or doing something which is your stress buster would always help you. Also you should spend some nice time with your family and friends just chilling and having fun, listen to your favourite music and enjoy!
Jessica Q.
Find something that you love and are passionate about an consume yourself in that which gives your soul an heart butterflies Everytime you do it .
Skye N.
Focus on other things. Things that capture your attention and that you ENJOY. Take time for yourself awake from worm by doing the things you love and being around the people you love.
Allison X.
It helps to do activities that help you wind down. I would choose something that requires all of your attention so that you can’t think about work anyway. This would be something like reading, watching TV, etc. Do something that isn’t monotonous. Something that doesn’t leave room for you to zone out and think about all of those things.
Heinz Willi X.
give your time a rest. have a me time sometime to refresh yourself from the stresses and everything. you can do meditation to, to be more mindful and aware so that you start to not just think about work all the time!