Lee Cockerell, author of Creating Magic, mentioned in a Time Management course that he preferred living close to work to minimize time commuting. I agree with him mostly, but I enjoy the buffer I have with living about 35-40 minutes from my university.
I value the “decompression time” I have between my workplace and my home. This time gives me time to think about nothing but the road home, and gives me 30 minutes to either rest from a long day at the office or to calm down from an exciting day of activity.
Granted, a good workout after work also is effective, but that to me isn’t the only thing that helps me relax. Building in some type of guaranteed relaxation time is important to recharge after a day at the office.
Another decompression tip I use is a mid-day catnap when I can between appointments; finding a shady parking spot between classes or appointments provides a nice recharge.
What tips do you have for finding time to decompress during the day? Share them at firstname.lastname@example.org