Authored By: Candace Whitman
As a lawyer, your to-do list is long and your schedule is packed. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, sometimes it can be helpful to evaluate your work strategy and try new methods. Jay Harrington of Harrington Communications shared some productivity tips that work for him in a recent article for Attorney at Work.
One tip Harrington gives is to set a "no meetings on Monday" rule to give yourself a day to get work done without having to start and stop to attend meetings. You could set your no meetings day for another day of the week that works best for you; Harrington states that Monday works well for him because it's a productive day that sets the tone for the rest of his week.
Another suggestion Harrington makes is to give yourself time to think before making future commitments. He says, "...I committed to not saying yes to any new commitment until after a 24-hour period has passed. This gives me a chance to check in with my future self and make an honest assessment if I want to say yes to a future request on my time." Protect your calendar because your time and energy are valuable.
For more helpful productivity tips, click here to read Harrington's article for Attorney at Work.