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How to turn off work thoughts during your free time

From TED

Feeling burned out? You may be spending too much time ruminating about your job, says psychologist Guy Winch.

Learn how to stop worrying about tomorrow’s tasks or stewing over office tensions with three simple techniques aimed at helping you truly relax and recharge after work.


Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and in-demand keynote speaker who is a leading advocate for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives, workplaces, and education systems. Dr. Winch’s viral TED Talks, How to Turn Off Work Thoughts During Your Free Time and others, have been viewed over 20 million times and his books, The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem (Amazon KDP), Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts (Plume, 2014) have been translated into 26 languages. Dr. Winch’s work is frequently featured in national and international publications and media. He also writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on Psychology Today.com and the science based advice column Dear Guy, for TED.com.

He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at NYU Medical Center. He has been working with individuals and couples in his private practice in Manhattan for over twenty years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.


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