At times, you may feel as though work is piling up around you and that you just don’t have time to deal with everything. If this sounds like you then you have nothing to worry about, you are not alone and so many people go through it from time to time. It doesn’t matter whether you work on a farm or whether you work in an office because sometimes different sources of stress can take a toll on your relationship if you do not sit down and de-stress from time to time.
Different Coping Mechanisms
Everyone has a different way of coping with things. Some people would much rather go out on a run and others would much rather have a quiet and relaxing cup of coffee. Either way, you have to understand that everyone has a different coping mechanism when it comes to stress. The key to understanding how both you and your partner cope with stress is the key to reaching a compromise. If you don’t feel as though it is possible for you and your partner to get on the same page, then it may be worth looking into a divorce financial settlement.
Find Someone to Talk To
When you are absolutely burnt out at work, it may be that you end up complaining about it far more than you realise. Of course, it doesn’t matter how much you love your partner because this is not good for your relationship. The stressful situation that you face will often bleed from your work and home life. If you want to help yourself, then you need to set limits. You may agree to talk about your work for just half an hour a day or you may choose to keep your work-related conversations to weekends only. A pro tip here would be for you to try and find other people who you can talk to. It may be that you need to join a local or online support group, as this is the best way for you to really help yourself and others.
Practice Self Care
Try and meet up for a walk from time to time or even hit the gym together. You can do this right after your workday if you want. Studies have shown time and time again that when you exercise with a partner, you can easily improve the quality of your relationships. Exercising is also a fantastic way for you to improve your mood and it can also help you to process the stressful day that you have had. If you want to help yourself here, then it may be wise for you to try and build self-care into your relationship. This could include trying to meditate together or even trying to eat healthily with one another.
Leaving work at the office and turning it off when you walk through the door would be ideal but as always, this is difficult. It’s now easier than ever to bring work home with you and this is the last thing that you need. The reality is that there are times when you will need to bring work home with you, but if you do, try and set yourself a time limit. You need to make sure that you don’t end up working too late and that you make time for your partner too.
This is a collaborative post. The only time the farmer and I argue is when we move sheep 😉