Don't respond to non-urgent work emails at night
Seems simple, but constant access to our gadgets mean that if we're awake, we're able to work. You might think that shooting out a few late night emails to your colleagues or superiors will help show off just how dedicated you are, but it's more likely to send the message that you're available at any hour. Don't be the working equivalent of a 24/7 diner; always there, but usually mediocre and taken for granted. If it can wait until morning, let it go; otherwise, you're setting up expectations that won't help you disconnect from your job in the long run.
Remind yourself that better workers take breaks
The Type A overachievers among us may balk (assuming they can squeeze it in between assignments), but if you're feeling guilty about letting go of your professional responsibilities during off-hours, just remind yourself that doing so will actually make you a better worker. Studies show that the brain needs a little downtime to function at its best. This is another chance to use mindfulness to your advantage. According to Burdick, "When you practice mindfulness you give your brain a break, let it rest, clear your mind, and de-stress -- all of which help you be more productive and creative when you are working. That is why big companies like Google and Apple are teaching mindfulness to their employees and encouraging them to practice it at work."