Authored By: Candace Whitman
Being a lawyer is an emotionally tolling profession that demands a lot of time and energy so it is expected that many lawyers may experience burnout at some point in their career.
Link Christin, Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers, gives a few tips on how lawyers can overcome burnout and find their passion again in his article for Attorneyatwork.com.
- Christin points out that people who are burned out are likely to isolate themselves while at work. Instead of holing yourself up in your office, take time to chat in the hallway, eat lunch with colleagues, or go for a quick walk. This will make your workdays more enjoyable.
- Go on an actual vacation. Christin says your vacation should not be a “staycation” where you end up catching up on chores or working, but a vacation where you disconnect and recharge.
- Think about the things you are passionate about and find a way to incorporate them into your life. Try a new hobby you have always wanted to try. Volunteer on your weekends with a non-profit organization you care about. Christin states, “Your life’s purpose can include more than just your career; if there’s something you feel called to do, work it into your life."
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