Work-life balance for independent lawyers
Whether you are just starting out on your own or you already have a successful independent law practice, work-life balance can be a challenge. It can be difficult to run a successful small business because you are pulled in so many directions. You have to please your clients, keep up with your paperwork and, of course, you want to be able to spend time with your family at home.
Here are some tips to help you balance an independent law practice and your home life:
- Have a separate office. Though many people love to work at home, it is often better to have an off-site office space that allows you to separate your home from your work. You can also leave your work at work. One affordable option is leasing space in a co-working environment, which comes with the added bonus of a built-in professional network.
- Be portable with the cloud. Cloud storage is nice because you can work whenever you have a few free minutes. If you are stuck waiting on clients or waiting at the doctor’s office, you can pull up documents on your tablet or phone and get to work. As an entrepreneur, the ability to be flexible with work hours also allows you to freedom to fit in personal time, errands and family events.
- Stay on track with calendars and to-do lists. Writing down your schedule and commitments helps you tackle tasks in a timely fashion. The more efficient you can be with your working hours, the more free time you can create for yourself after-hours. Be diligent and make sure that organization is a part of your daily routine.
It is important to find a balance, especially as an entrepreneur. We would love to hear from you how you have achieved a greater sense of work-life balance in your law career.
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