“Checking your emails in the evening, on the weekends, or especially on vacations, never gives you the chance to fully disengage from your work. Time spent away from work should be time to unwind and recharge. But if you’re constantly checking work emails on your cell phone, you never let your brain turn off and you risk getting burned out.”
Of course, for many of us, there is no choice. The job simply requires being at least somewhat available all of the time, or at least that is the clear expectation. Is it any wonder that Americans don’t even bother to take much of their vacation time? When vacation includes keeping an eye on work emails, and responding to the important ones, what’s the point?