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 45 The Whole Story The power of cradle-to-grave novels. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Signal Boost How status anxiety drives culture. Arts & Culture Issue 41 Mixed Emoji Is a picture worth a thousand words? Arts & Culture Issue 38 Social Work Hettie O’Brien considers the cost of never logging off. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Memes of Communication A conversation about digital folklore. Arts & Culture Issue 36 Designated Drudgery How to take a load off.