Disconnecting Your Personal Life from Your Work Life


The moment that you are at work and not able to function like you normally would, 9 out of 10 times it has something to deal with your personal life. Whether it happened before work, during work or after work, it is vital for you to deal with your personal sh*t head on before proceeding to continue your work. Allow me to explain ways to disconnect your personal dealings from your work life.

  • Recenter Your Focus // What I mean by this is to train yourself to recalibrate your focus on what matters the most. In order to focus on your work, techniques such as meditating, praying, or exercising will help you gain momentum toward a positive trajectory of thinking clearer to complete your work tasks at hand.

  • Vent but Don't Reside // It is perfectly okay to vent your heart out to your friend or loved one but don't live in that moment. Let it go as soon as the words are released from your lips and move on. Living in negativity will only make your work shift that much more challenging than it already is.

  • Use Your PTO Balance // For times in life when unforeseen circumstances occur such as a death in your family, going to work could be more of a burden to you. This is the opportune time for you to utilize what most corporations offer; Paid Time Off (PTO). Your job will be there. The most important thing for you would be to recover from your personal dealings so that you are fully functional at work.

It can be easier said than done, however, you have to start somewhere. Your career is your livelihood. The last thing you want is for your personal life issues to bleed into your work life. Disconnect and recharge so that you are delivering the best results to your team and employer.

Joshua Jackson