5 things successful people do after work (and no it’s not more work!)

Smart and successful people know how to make the most of their evenings. People who do well in their professions don’t just come home, guzzle down a bottle of wine and slob out (not that there’s anything wrong with that, once in a while). It’s all about doing things that benefit your mind and body.

Here are five things they do that you can too.

1.  They unplug

Successful people know how to switch off. You have been bombarded with emails and phone calls all day long. The evening is your opportunity to turn off your devices and ignore everyone. Enjoy some peace and quiet and regain some perspective. You deserve it.

2. They get in touch with nature

People that work hard and are good at their jobs know that they need to push their bodies to perform at their best, as well as their brains. Go for a walk or do some exercise outside like yoga in the park or cycling. If you have been sitting at a desk all day it is important that you get your body moving in the evening.

3. They sleep

Get an early night and get your beauty sleep. You can still make the most of your evenings without having to stay up really late. Put some fresh sheets on the bed, have a bubble bath, get into some clean pyjamas and pamper yourself. You will feel super relaxed by the time you climb into bed and you will be able to get to sleep a lot easier.

4. They cook

You get home from a long day at work and all you really want to do is chuck a ready meal into the microwave and eat something quickly. However smart people know that they need to eat well to work at their peak. Plan a healthy meal and take your time preparing it. The end result will be far more satisfying than that rubbery lasagne.

5. They get creative

Instead of throwing on your pyjamas and getting into bed with a packet of crisps and a glass of wine when you get home, use the time to do something creative. Do some writing, sketching or painting instead of switching on the TV. These skills will benefit you in the long run. The evenings are YOUR time to do what you want, so make the most of them.

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