Work/life balance – is it a myth? It’s a concept I’ve heard all too much about, but rarely seen anyone achieve. I certainly struggle with finding this elusive balance on a daily basis.

Why is stepping away from work – be it after 5 p.m. or for a week-long vacation – so hard?

The explosion of mobile devices and the remote workforce have been both a blessing and a curse. Workers are no longer tied to the office, but that comes with a price. In 2012, a survey found that the average American’s after-hours work equals an extra day of work per week – typically due to after-hours work on mobile devices. This data means the average person is working at least six days a week, while only being paid for five.

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