It's Christmas Day! Stop Checking Your Work Email

The boundary between work and home has become more blurred as people feel compelled to look at their email even in their off-hours.
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The boundary between work and home has become more blurred as people feel compelled to look at their email even in their off-hours. Ford Motor's Futurist Sheryl Connelly said, 'we all know what it feels like to be constantly on call. The average American spends four hours a day on their smart devices and a lot of times it's in service of work. A recent poll found that nearly half of adults under 35 feel compelled to check their work email during their off-hours. But turning off the email after-hours is something that crosses ages. 'Universally, irrespective of age, people are growing resentment. Resentment that there is no boundary between personal and professional time. So time poverty is sort of our desire to take that back. To set aside time and be more purposeful.' While technology may be behind the hyper-connectivity many are feeling, there's an app, called Rescue-Time, which helps people track the amount of time that they are spending online and acts as sort of a 'parental control.' Connelly said, 'It makes us much more thoughtful about how we're spending our time.'