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May 30th, 2023

How not to bring work life home Badges

Experiencing a traumatic event on the job can be extremely difficult, and it's essential to take steps to process and manage your emotions before going home to loved ones. Here are a few ideas that may be helpful:

  1. Take some time to decompress: After experiencing a traumatic event, take a few minutes to step away from the situation and take a few deep breaths. Try to find a quiet and private place where you can be alone and process your emotions.

  2. Talk to someone: Reach out to a trusted colleague, manager, or friend to discuss the situation and process your feelings. Talking about what happened and how it affected you can be helpful in managing your emotions and preventing them from spilling over into your personal life.

  3. Engage in self-care: Take care of yourself physically and mentally by engaging in activities that help you relax and unwind, such as taking a warm bath, going for a walk, or practicing mindfulness meditation.

  4. Create a boundary between work and home life: It's essential to have a clear boundary between work and home life, so you don't bring your emotions from work into your personal life. Consider taking a few minutes to reflect on the day's events and make a conscious effort to "leave work at work" before leaving the office.

  5. Seek professional help: If you're struggling to manage your emotions after a traumatic event, consider talking to Hot Wash Peer Support or seek professional help from a therapist or counselor. We can help point you in the right direction. They can provide you with tools and strategies to manage your emotions and work through the trauma.

Remember that everyone processes traumatic events differently, and it's essential to find what works best for you. By taking steps to manage your emotions before going home to loved ones, you can ensure that you're in a better place to be present and engaged with them.

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