Unless it's to capture a special moment or to connect with old friends, you might want to put away your smartphone today. Disconnecting from your workplace during vacation, however, can be easier said than done.
"I try not to do it as much as I used to do it. I used to do it a lot," Jon Stewart said.
Avera Outpatient Therapist Ben Kohls says constantly intertwining your work with your personal life can lead to burnout, impacting both your mental and physical health.
"Fatigue, loss of energy, pain, muscle tension, stomach pain," Kohls said.
You might also deal with insomnia and mental exhaustion.
"Not being able to concentrate, difficulty being creative or problem solving can be another issues as well with burnout," Kohls said.
Kohls says in order to disconnect from the office you have to have specific time set aside for work and specific time set aside for personal activities.
"I want to be able to say, This is the time when I'm fully present and committed to my work, and this is the time when I'm able to be fully present and committed to my personal life,'" Kohls said.
You also just have to take some time to smell the flowers and say no to certain obligations. Along with planned, longer vacations, you should also schedule in shorter periods away from work. But what if your boss always expects you to be on the clock?
"Being able to have a conversation with the boss and say, 'I want to be a team player. I want to be productive. I want to help our business grow, and I need to be able to take care of myself,'" Kohls said.
Because Jon Stewart knows just how important the time is with his loved ones, including his eight year old grandson.
"Living in Minnesota we don't get back here that much, so when I get back here I'd rather not be spending my time on the phone or working. I'd rather spend it with the kids," Stewart said.