Staying organized at your law firm can not only help your productivity but also your mental health because feeling prepared can help with stress. Check out these organization tips for lawyers.
Figure out what organizational systems work best for you and your firm. Some people like writing down their plans and notes in a physical planner while others like using online websites or apps to stay organized. Do some reflection and research to figure out the methods that work well for you. If you are helping your employees at your law firm get organized, remember that not everyone is the same.
If you adopt any new systems, don't be too hard on yourself if you have a day where you don't apply that system. It takes time to develop habits so think about why you missed a day and adjust your plan, if needed, or just set your intention to jump back on the horse tomorrow.
In an article for the National Law Review, Kamron Sanders suggests a time management technique called, the Eisenhower Matrix. Sanders says, "This method organizes your tasks into four separate quadrants for important vs. unimportant tasks and urgent vs. non-urgent tasks." If you find prioritizing to be a challenge then this may be a great method to test out in your daily planning.
For more tips, click here to read Sanders' article for the National Law Review.