I initially wrote a huge answer detailing the difference between physical fatigue and mental fatigue.
You're smart folks, you already know that, so I decided to tell you exactly what I do to disconnect.
Whenever I have the time, especially on weekends, I find a patch of water (a lake, or something) and sit by a tree and stare at things. That's my mental cue that work is over and that it's time to do something else.
I play with Rubik's cubes and other games that engage the brain in a different way. I go and play with my kids. I take a walk with them in the park. If you don't have kids you can do it with a friend. These moments are priceless.
Oh, and I also try to sleep as much as I want to, during the weekends.
Have a great weekend!
Maybe you should write a detailed post as a separate article I'd definitely read it. If you ever get around to it, maybe you can even link me to it so I don't miss it 😁
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