THE POWER OF HIT­TING PAUSE

TO­DAY’S HEC­TIC LIFESTYLES CAN MAKE STRESS FEEL LIKE A CON­STANT COM­PAN­ION. WORKA­HOLIC DANAE MERCER SEEKS HELP TO SWITCH OFF

Emirates Woman - - Health / Disconnecting -

W hen it comes to work, I never re­ally stop. Like most slaves to the dig­i­tal world, my phone is al­ways with me, I glance at emails sev­eral times an hour, re­gard­less of the time or day, and have even been known to spend a whole hol­i­day hi­ber­nat­ing in a ho­tel hunched over my lap­top (like last De­cem­ber, in Chicago, on my birth­day). Since mov­ing to Dubai, where work of­ten spills over into evenings and week­ends, I’ve lost any small sem­blance of bal­ance. Add to that the city’s love for play­ing just as hard as it works, and it can feel as though caf­feine and my pas­sion for my job are the only

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