At 35, an exhausted Drew Barrymore feels it's time to stop burning the candle from both ends of the stick. The actress says she's been "so aggressive about living life to the fullest and being plugged into everything" that she finally "ripped the plug out of the wall and put it on the floor for a while." Her need to disconnect echos that of a recent Group Therapy post in the TrèsSugar community. A reader needed advice about how to return from vacation without feeling overwhelmed by all the obligations awaiting her. We all know it's hard to work hard and stay sane. Here are some simple tips to help you unwind.
- Do something around the house that doesn't require technology, like painting, reading, or writing in your journal. You'll be surprised how foreign — and relaxing — it feels.
- Keep work at work. With BlackBerrys, iPhones, and everything else it's easy to keep working on our own time. If you're job requires that you read your email outside the work day or on the weekend, set aside a time to do it, instead of checking constantly.
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