Happy Lawyer Tips For You...
As lawyers, our work can sometimes leave us feeling anything but happy and our daily routine at times might not leave much space for happiness.
So, as a big believer in the power of happiness, I have come up with a new thing! Weekly ‘Happy Lawyer’ Tips!
Each week I will be sharing with you something hopefully useful in the happiness/lawyer/wellness box that you can action today to help you in starting your day on a happy note and bringing happiness into each and every day.
Happy Lawyer Tip 1 - Find Some Colour!
Thanks to my latest love of Confetti this week’s tip will have you painting those office walls I am sure!
Happy Lawyer Tip 2 - Talk Don't Write!
I am a little old school when it comes to law land and love to talk rather than email or send letters. We can all talk faster than we can type and lately I have found myself using some of the voice memo technology to send those memos rather than typing up that long email.
Thanks to voice to text software and other audio technology it has become easier and easier to communicate still with a personal touch AND it is a whole lot quicker than email after email after email.
So why not give it a go this week- talk where you can and see what happens!
Happy Lawyer Tip 3 - Get Some Sleep!
We lawyers are notorious for not getting enough sleep and it really is the key to so much.
So my challenge to you for this week- focus on your sleep and you will be amazed the difference it will make to how you feel.
Happy Lawyer Tip 4 - Pause & Reflect!
How do you manage those tricky moments that tend to come with life in the law? Well I certainly don’t have all the answers here but this week I am sharing a few of the things that I know help me.
Pausing, reflecting and letting things go- remembering tomorrow is a new day is often what keeps me going.
Happy Lawyer Tip 5 - Embrace The Difference!
This week I was asked a question “How do you deal with team members that you just don’t get along with?”
Oh that was a question!! Well I tackled it and here is my answer. But I would love to know your thoughts too?
Happy Lawyer Tip 6 - Be Kind & Empathetic!
My tip this week again came as a result of a question from fellow lawyer Fiona McLay- How do I deal with clients who are distressed by things that they (and I) can’t control.
Fiona- thank you for the great and challenging question. As a Family Lawyer this is largely my every day!
Happy Lawyer Tip 7 - Stress Less!
This week’s tip Thanks to a great question from Nicola Grummitt has me sharing what I do when I find myself waking up in the middle of the night and worrying! Worrying I have not done something I should have, that I have overlooked something or perhaps realising I have made a mistake!
So what do you do when the 3am stress brain wakes you up and sleep now seems impossible?
Happy Lawyer Tip 8 - Seek Out The Good Things!
When you can feel yourself becoming overwhelmed and struggling to see the good in things what do you do to flip that mindset before it takes over?
This week I am sharing what I do and it has a lot to do with gratitude but I would love to know your tips too.