You may think that hanging out at home is the only way to unwind after a long, stressful day. But being active and expanding your network while you’re off the clock can be an even better way to get reenergize for another day.
Although I enjoy vegging on the couch with my laptop, while watching TV after a long day, I thought it might also be beneficial to get involved with activities outside of my living room. So within the past year I joined a recreation volleyball league and became a member of the marketing committee at my local Boys & Girls Club. I also decided to join the Chico Young Professional’s Organization to expand my network of other young pros in my area.
Now, you might be thinking, I don’t have the time! I thought so too with my 40-hour work week and managing my blog. However, I realized that a lot of committees and leagues know this, so most activities have a low committment level for busy pros, allowing time to still have a social life, exercise and relax at home.
After being involved in my community for the past year, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to get involved in clubs, organizations and leagues outside of the workplace. Not only is it a great distraction from the pressures of work, it has also been a great way to apply my skills in another capacity and meet new people with similar interests.
From joining a club, to becoming a member of local leagues and committees, there are tons of things you can do to decompress from your work day and shift your focus and talents to an entirely new and different pursuit.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work?