Tips On Achieving Work-Life Balance

The lifestyle of an attorney can be extremely stressful. You are constantly juggling the courtroom, family, friends, and your own self-interests. With all the different tasks you have to accomplish on a daily basis, stress is inevitable. Stress causes concentration loss, irritability, and can harm your personal and professional relationships. While a little bit of stress can help you perform at your best, the key is to finding a healthy balance between your workload and your free time. Here are a few tips that can help you manage this relationship.

Get Enough Sleep:

When you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, your body will naturally go into a state of stress. The body’s functions are put on high alert. This causes high blood pressure and the production of stress hormones. These stress hormones not only increase your risk for heart attack and stroke, but they also make it difficult to fall asleep at night, which essentially restarts the cycle. Rest can help improve concentration and productivity, boost immune function, decrease weight gain, and improve your overall quality of life. Getting the appropriate amount of sleep each night is the first step to creating a healthy balance between your life and your work.

Streamline Where Possible:

There are a lot of tedious and time consuming tasks that you will encounter on daily basis. However, some of these tasks can be streamlined to make your life a little easier. For example, using case management software like eLuminate to help manage your leads, clients, and paperwork. eLuminate can help cut down on the time it takes to send follow up emails, store important documents, and track the timeline of each case. This will not only take some of the stress out of managing your cases, but it will also keep pending cases organized, so you avoid feeling overwhelmed. Streamlining certain tasks is going to give you more time to spend on your self rather than at work.

Leave work at work:

Over the past decade, advances in technology have made it significantly more difficult to separate your work from your personal life. For most jobs, you can pretty much work from wherever, whenever. This can make it extremely difficult to give yourself the break that you often need. When you constantly check emails or contact clients, there is no boundary between work and home. Making an attempt to reduce email access and scheduling break times will have a dramatic affect on your stress levels and overall mood. Try setting rules, such as not checking your email after a certain hour or not bringing your laptop home on the weekends. This will be a pivotal point in keeping a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Skip Marketing:

With such a high daily workload, marketing your law firm is most likely the last thing on your mind. Legal marketing often becomes a second full-time job for solo practitioners and attorneys at small law firms. One way to dramatically reduce the time you spend on legal marketing campaigns is purchasing case leads. eGenerationMarketing has been generating case leads for attorneys across the country since 2009. Instead of spending all your free time trying to build a marketing campaign from scratch, you could buy case leads from marketing experts who’ve worked on paid digital campaigns that have been optimized over the past decade. Purchasing case leads is a cost-efficient and effective way to make sure that all of your firm’s marketing needs are taken care of.

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