Authored By: Candace Whitman
Attorney burnout is common in the legal field because of the long hours, emotional cases, and more that is involved in practicing law. Gray Robinson, lawyer and consultant, talks about how to prevent burnout in his article for Attorney at Work.
One way that Robinson says you can avoid burnout is by evaluating your expectations for yourself. If you are being a perfectionist who is never satisfied with your work then you will eventually become exhausted, unsatisfied, and burnt out.
Robinson said that “imposter syndrome” can be a cause of burnout. Imposter syndrome is essentially when you feel that you do not deserve any recognition you get and attribute your success to luck. Robinson says you should build relationships with others and lean on them when you need help and support. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and don’t be afraid to acknowledge your success and the hard work you put in to achieve it.
To read more about ways to prevent burnout, click here to read Robinson’s article for Attorney at Work.
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