Independent lawyers can have a personal life

The holiday season in particular can create pressure on entrepreneurs to balance both business demands and personal wants and needs. In a continuation of our piece from last week, we offer two more tips for creating more work-life balance as an independent lawyer:

Hire help

There is nothing wrong with hiring help if you can’t get everything done. Many lawyers hire an assistant to handle paperwork and administrative tasks so that they can focus on doing what they do best: law. You may also hire someone to help with your research, especially if you get caught up in a big case.

Virtual assistants often can be hired on a per-project basis, if you are not yet ready to hire a full-time staffer.

Hiring help can save you valuable time to pursue personal interests and spend time with family and friends.

When you are home, or on vacation, forget about work

Failing to take breaks can actually harm your productivity. As a business owner, it can be tempting to work constantly, but you need down time to recharge. Take time away from your work to spend quality time with family. Book a real vacation. Sign up for a class or sport for fun.

Taking personal time to reconnect with the people and activities you enjoy, aside from law, can help you prevent burnout and stress.

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