Busy lawyers are not good at saying “no”. Is it any wonder that calls to lawyer mental health helplines are at any all-time high? Simply saying “no” can be a key step for lawyers to avoid burnout in their professional and personal lives. So can enjoying a weekend free from your cellphone.
“There’s a saying that goes, “If you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.” Many of us have been that person at one time or another — or felt a pang of guilt or envy because we weren’t. As lawyers, we are expected to burn the candle at both ends. Successful lawyers not only do their work and handle their cases but are also active in their community and the profession…Unfortunately, the price of this success is often organizational burnout, stress, anxiety and depression.”
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