We’ve all been guilty of this: checking in at the office while on vacation.  

While doctors say there can be enormous health benefits to unplugging, research shows that only a small percentage of employees actually disconnect when on vacation.

According to PGi, a video and web conferencing company which conducted a survey of customers during June and July 2013, only 10 percent reported they "never" check in with the office, and another eight percent reported they were unable to take a vacation.

“The survey findings illustrate an increasingly accepted norm in which the lines between work and personal lives are blurring,” Sean O'Brien, PGi’s executive vice president of strategy and communications. “It’s indicative of a trend we’re seeing in the market as ‘work’ becomes less about the place you go, but more closely aligned with getting the job done.”

According to the survey, 40 percent of respondents say smartphones are the most common device employees bring with them to stay connected to work.  Laptops come in at 11 percent, while tablets come in at 4 percent.

As you prepare to head out on your Labor Day weekend, here are a few things you can leave work at the office and take a real break from our technology-saturated lives: