So many modern productivity tools promised to help us finish work faster and increase our free time. But it seems that the opposite happened, and employees are now expected to work the same hours but produce more — or take their work home with them to finish up later. Email, computers and smartphones put us at the beck and call of our employers, or at least it feels that way. It's no wonder so many workers feel a bit frazzled, unable to unplug and escape work stress.
Separating work from personal life may seem like a challenge, but time off for rejuvenation is necessary. Here are three realistic ways to get started.