17 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday


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Before you leave work for the day, make sure you're prepared.

Perhaps you spend the last 10 minutes of your workday staring at the clock, counting down the seconds until you're free.


Or maybe you bury yourself in your work until the very last minute - then you grab your stuff and run for the door without saying goodbye to your colleagues.

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, it may be time to reassess your end-of-day routine.

"How you finish the workday is very important," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage." "It can set your mood for the rest of your day; it may impact your personal relationships, overall level of happiness, and how well you sleep that night; and it will set the stage for the next day."

Here are 17 things successful people do before signing off for the night: