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The Art of Finding Balance in the Workplace.

The Importance of Balance in the Workplace.

Did you know that lawyers are 1.33 times more likely to commit suicide than individuals from different career fields. Stress is a major component for practicing lawyers and finding a handle on it can be difficult. Finding balance in the workplace can be an arduous task. With deadlines looming at our heels, we can sometimes find ourselves stressing to the rooftop of our minds. Here are some helpful ways to incorporate balance into our work routines.

Realize that you are human.

There are some days that we will be more productive and useful than other days. We can accomplish tasks that we would otherwise deem impossible on a lazy day. We are built to handle a certain limit and we will push ourselves to finish on time, all the time. We should also bear in mind that sometimes we need to stop to take a breather and relax. Not all of us can be superman.

“Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.” ― Steve Maraboli

Learn the Power of Organization.

When you are organized, you have a sense of purpose. You can accomplish more than you set out to do by simply having a system in place that allows you to do more than that is required off you. Simple organization methods include the following:

  1. Have a checklist.
  2. Incorporate a roster into your work-routine and keep it updated.
  3. Keep in touch with your secretary and provide memo’s to him or her.
  4. Make sure that your cabinets are organized and that your work-space is orderly.

“The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

We all know that lawyers are extremely hard-workers, they dedicate hours to solving the problems of the clients and researching case law. Clever ways to relax include going to the gym, practicing tai-chi or taking up a hobbies that takes your mind off the legal sphere.


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