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Spring is upon us, and if you’re a lawyer, maybe you’re planning a vacation for Spring Break.
Or maybe not. For some lawyers, the word “vacation” is a difficult word to spit out.
But if you’re an “anti-out-of-office” lawyer, you can still “go” somewhere this spring. It doesn’t have to be a vacation; instead, you can go home early, go out with friends, go to the ballpark ... but just go ... wrangle yourself some work-life balance
Whether you’re racking up air miles or taking back your “life in minutes,” read these lawyerly articles on vacations and work-life balance.
Individuals in the legal industry receive between 17-21 vacation days each year, but most are unable to truly take a break away.
A few weeks back, my family and I traveled to Florida and embarked on our third Disney vacation; however, this was the first entirely planned Disney vacation. It was fabulous! We knew exactly where we needed to be and when, and we were even able to experience a parade and seek out an Adventure Land treasure hunt.
Long weekends and holidays don’t leave much time to think about the office. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
Time is important to us. We value it. So it never puts us in good mood when we feel it is being wasted.
It’s natural to feel burnout sometimes. With all the stresses that come with each of our everyday lives, I’d be shocked if one hasn’t felt burned-out before.
Chaos can be found anywhere and everywhere! This is especially the case in both the workplace and your home life where you face the demands from your clients, boss and partner/spouse that lead to all of those scheduling conflicts, and work-life balance juggling act that we are all reminded of.
I took a “theoretical” vacation where I worked more than half of my vacation time while in another location. Rather than recharging, I caught up and now I am left to think “why did I do that?”
You might think the “perfect employee” works around the clock, constantly checks email and never takes a break or goes on vacation. But it turns out this perception is all wrong. In fact, the most successful people tend to know when to switch off, kick back, and refocus their energy.
What are you leaving at work exactly? Well…work.
Work life balance is important; it is key to a healthy life. Too much work and you might feel burnt out. Too littler work and you lose sight of structure or personal goals.
Are you feeling stressed? Feeling exhausted? We all have those moments and a huge cause of it is a lack of work-life balance. Millennials today show unhappiness when there is unbalance.
Do you feel you are unbalanced in regards to your work-life balance? If so try taking this quick quiz.
The once snow –covered ground now lays bare. All the snow has evaporated as spring has finally sprung.
1. Work-life harmony .... 2. Work-life fit ....