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How to Stop Multitasking and Lower Stress

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Plan a real vacation

It doesn’t matter if you go to Tahiti or your town pool, taking at least four or five days off dramatically lowers your stress level. "That allows your creativity and inspiration to resurface," Mack says.

If you have kids and opt for a staycation, take turns with your man doing kid-duty—or send them off to their own vacation at grandma’s.

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