Taking stressors from work home with you is no fun to say the least. That’s why a Going Home Checklist is vital for your well-being!

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Before we look at that, let’s take a look at how burnout can interfere with your detachment from work. Burnout is positively associated with poor quality of sleep, nonrestorative sleep, not feeling refreshed upon awakening, sleepiness and/or fatigue during the day.

If you are experiencing burnout, you can read more about the six main factors that contribute to burnout and learn what were the first three steps I took when I hit some of my lowest lows with burnout.

  • Poor psychological detachment from work can lead to high levels of need for recovery, fatigue, sleep problems.
  • Full psychological detachment from work can lead to increased work-life satisfaction, positive affect, work engagement

Healthcare professionals deal with loads of different stressors, including stress from patients, documentation, management, conflict with coworkers, and so much more. If you leave work and you’re still attached to work because you’re thinking about your patients, an incident that happened earlier that week, a not-so-great interaction with your boss- it will negatively impact your ability to rest and recharge yourself.


This evidence-based checklist can help healthcare professionals transition from work more smoothly, increase work-life satisfaction, improve psychological detachment from work, improve well-being, and increase a sense of flourishing.

If you want a printable version of the checklist along with other easy-to-implement wellness strategies and checklists that can benefit your work team, get our free Work Wellness Starter Kit for Healthcare Professionals here!


Toker, S., & Melamed, S. (2017). Stress, Recovery, Sleep, and Burnout. In C.L. Cooper & J. Campbell Quick (Eds.), The Handbook of stress and health: A guide to research and practice (168-185). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell

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