This is a terrific video of Shawn Achor’s talk at TED about happiness and work. It is also really funny and worth watching:
One of my clients mentioned to me that he doesn’t open his laptop when he is home. He would rather go into the office a little earlier, stay a little later than work at home. At first it sounded a little extreme but I have come to really like the idea. I’ve started shutting my laptop down when I leave the office and leaving it in my bag until I return to work the next morning. I even try leave my iPhone by my bed weekday evenings. The result is being more present for my children and wife. Even our dogs seem to be more engaged. Another plus is I feel like I have had a real break from work when I return the next morning.