Do you struggle with rumination? I watched a fantastic Ted Talk yesterday. A psychologist, Guy Winch, discussed ways in which we can protect ourselves from ruminating about work off the clock. One idea that especially struck me was to convert ruminations into productive forms of thinking. His excellent example was, instead of saying, “I have so much work to do”, to pose it as a problem to be solved instead. Because really, it is a scheduling question. What can I move in my schedule to make room for this more important thing? Or, when do I have 15 minutes to go over my schedule? These are problems that can be solved, he says. I have so much work to do, is not.
How To Turn Off Work Thoughts During Your Free Time: https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_how_to_turn_off_work_thoughts_during_your_free_time?language=en