When you start to feel the crushing weight of work stress on your tender shoulders, it’s time to figure out a plan for knocking it off. We’re all guilty of carrying our work home— even after a long day of slumping in an ergonomically incorrect seat as fluorescent lights sear our eyes and we carpal tunnel our way to wrist cramps—but how can we avoid doing it? First of all, looking after yourself is all up to you—it’s important to take your health and well-being into your own hands, to selfishly take time to not think of work, to store your phone out of reach and to protect yourself from the barrage that work will push on you if you let it. According to Brian Luke Seaward, the author of Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being, many ways to fight stress involve deep This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack.