With remote employment, flexible work hours, and global clientele on the rise—it’s harder to unplug or turn work off at the end of the day. With 78 percent of employees bringing work home at least a few days a week, this problem is disrupting work/life balance. Here are a few tips to turn off work and return the balance to your life.
Turn Off Work Alerts
You still need your phone to connect to friends and family but you should turn off your work emails and phone calls at the end of the day. This means you must have separate work and personal email accounts. If the two are currently mixed, set up a new personal email account. Use tools like Google voice or other phone and text routing tools to only allow personal communication after business hours.
Set A Time To Fully Unplug Each Evening
Have a set time at night that you completely turn off your phone. If you want to read, do it on an e-reader that isn’t connected to social media, email, or any other communication apps. Ideally, you should unplug at least 2 hours before you go to bed—and try not to check your phone as the first thing you do when you wake up.
Here’s to keeping work at work and home at home!