If you work long hours, then you know what we mean when we talk about coming home and decompressing. After such a long day of hard work, you must come home and decompress your energy, vegetate on the couch for a little bit, and really soothe your nerves. Of course, that is not always possible.
If you have a stressful home life, if you have an angry spouse, if you have children AT ALL, then the possibility of distressing at home can seem very small to not existing at all. Naturally, you must do something to help you unwind every day, and this is where bad habits are started. Sometimes, people go to the bar afterward. Sometimes, people stay in the office and abusing drugs or alcohol while they wind down. Sometimes, they just want the substance abuse and nothing else.
The trick is to find out what your spouse and children need during the day so that they are not barraging you with questions, problems or needs right as you get home. There must be a serious conversation with the whole family where you outline what you need at the end of the workday, telling them approximately how long it takes for you to unwind and asking them not to pile very much on you until that time has passed. By speaking clearly and concisely (and lovingly) about your own decompressing needs, your whole family will be able to grasp how important it is to be kind and open hearted with you right after you get home.
In this manner, those destructive habits are not built and they are not strengthened by prolonged periods away from home, where you dread returning more and more and your spouse gets more and more upset with you.
In the meantime, make sure that none of your other employees are decompressing by abusing substances by using screening tests to evaluate them. CMM Technology is NATA accredited for our breathalyser recalibration service, and we also provide drug test equipment and alcohol tests to businesses all over Australia. If you think that you will need to use this form of employee evaluation, remember the drug testing kits brought to you by CMM Technology.
This article has been taken from : http://www.cmm.com.au/articles/long-work-hours/