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 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. Arts & Culture Issue 31 The Newer You On starting over—and over—again. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Knowing Me, Knowing You Think twice before seeking out your doppelgänger.