Give your phone the night off
How you deal with the mountain of messages in your inbox can make all the difference in your stress levels. New research from the universities of Paisley and Glasgow in Scotland concludes that constantly checking email boosts stress. Plus, women feel more pressure than men to reply promptly. Designate a few times during the day to read and reply to your messages, advises Beuermann-King. After work, banish your work phone to your briefcase so you won’t be tempted to pick it up every time it vibrates or beeps.