Idea of the month: Leave your frustration at work.
Some days it feels like we've made zero progress. The to-do list, like Santa's Naughty List, gets longer, not shorter. If you’ve had one of those days and don’t want to take the frustration home and allow it to turn into one of those nights… try this:
Write it down. Before you dash for the door – jot down some notes on what you need to look into tomorrow.
Clear your mind. Take a few deep breaths. Visualize the things that matter to you outside of work or how nice the neighbor's Christmas lights look.
Get up and leave. Once you've completed steps 1 and 2 – leave. Avoid the temptation to check your email once more or stop by someone's desk. Just leave.
Tomorrow’s a whole new day!