"Clock Out" at the End of the Day
"It's crucial to adhere to this boundary in order to maintain your emotional well-being and achieve a healthy work/life balance," Blankenheim explained. She recommends shutting down your computer, silencing your phone, and leaving your workspace until the following day. "This is the time for you to leave work and join your family," she said — or do whatever helps you feel recharged if you live alone or with roommates.
When work hours are over, be careful not to fall into the trap of seemingly easy tasks like checking voicemail or responding to email. "You must completely step out of work mode," Blankenheim said, noting that this is essential for your mental health and lets your family know they have your undivided attention.