Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Winter 2018 - Page 50

Be More Productive Keep Your Work/Life Balance in Check 6 Tips for Keepin g Your Work/Life Bal ance in Check TIP # 3 TIP # 4 HAVE (AND STIC A DAILY ROUT K WITH) INE 3 OUTSOURCE Work/Life Balance TIP SHEET 6 • Try to wake up at the same time each day and follow the same process – make your coffee, pack your lunch, skim your favorite news source, go to the gym – whatever it is, do it the same way every day. • Once you get • Figure out which 4 to the office, have a routine there too. Get Balance Tips for Keeping Your spend Work/Life a cup of tea and in Check the first 15 minutes reviewing emails, for example , and go to lunch at the same time every day. Work/life balance can be a difficult feat, it’s demanding – especially for a paralegal. TIP # 5 BUSYWORK tasks make the best use of your limited time and focus your efforts there. Then hire help for the other tasks. Use freelance workers to help with paper filing, investigative work, or other busywo rk. • Do the same thing at home: Can you outsource house cleaning? Yard work? Grocery shoppin g? At home, it might not cost you a dime because it might be a matter of simply delegating rather than outsourcing. At work, you’re constantly on the go. You keep track of multiple TAKE YOUR VACA # cases and all the logistics that TION go along with those cases, from court STAR • Not hearings to taking case your files vacation to scheduling and more. And at home? You’re T SMALL TIP 6 only lowers your product 5 constantly on the go Yet finding balance between your ivity. there Even if too. • Big changes your vacation don’t happen is at home overnight. It’s work life staying and your personal want to excel for a week life not as if in (for a is critical. Yes, you 6 you’re going to “staycation”), or commit to just don’t your career, but if you take care of yourself, your productivity two — extra days for a d, it’s worth and promote-ability — will it to decrease. get some downtime and rejuvenate. • And rememb er: You boss wants you to take vacation time so you can come back with renewed energy and product ivity. 4-day weeken work/life balance on Monday and achieve it on Tuesday (or Wednesday or Thursday or…). So, start small. • Go through the tips above and choose that tip to your To help you find that elusive work/life balance,consider these one. six Apply tips: life for a month. Then the next month, choose another, and so on. These tips will eventually beco # 2 TIP me habi t, and you’ll find balance you so that work/life LEAVE WORK AT WORK SCHEDULE desperat DOWNTIME ely need! • Sure, doing your work from the comfort • If you don’t schedule the downtime, it TIP # 1 1 2 of your own home and without the many We are TRX ݔ)ͥȁȁٕ)ȁɔɴ)ȁѽ)Ս)݅ЁѼ)Ʌѥ)ѡ)ѡ)ɽ)́ Ёͽչ))͵и Ёȁ́Ѽ)ѥ)ٔ́)ͅՅ䰁Ѽɕٕє))ɕɽ)ݽeЁԁeЁٔѡ)ݹѥ׊eɹи)Ʌ͍ɥѥ+MЁͥ䁽ѡݕѡӊéɕ)Ѐشȁ̰͔ѡ́ѥѼ()፡)ͽѡѡЁ́ԁ丁+%ԁɕ䁹͍)1ɸ܁Ѽѕȁ)ȁͽݽɬ)ݥѠȀ؁ɽѥ)չѼ彝ɥєɹܹ፡)ɥѡݽɬ䰁ٔѼ݅эQXݡѕٕȁЁ́ѡЁ)͡ȁѡɅѼѥՔݽɭȁͽհЁЁȁȸ+PЁӊéեѥdѥٔѡ)ݽɬݡɔЁ聅Ёݽɬ)]ɔQI`ݔ݅ЁѼѡɅ͍ɥѥ)ɽ́ͥȁȁٕ役)ȁɔɵѥٔ́Ѐش)ȁѽՍ፡)ɔԁэ)̰ѥ́ɥ)ɔхٕȁȁ)ܹ፡)ݹ9܄)9ā5ѥ)QɅ͍ɥЁ)Mȁɑɥɽ́Ё)ԁՅɅ͍ɥЁɽ٥ȁ)ѡЁɅєͥՅɅѕ)]eȁɅ͍ɥЁɽ٥)хɔѡɕЃLѡӊé)ɽ͔Ѽ)]ɔQIɑaݔ݅ЁѼ)ɑȁȀāQɅ͍ɥ́ݥѠ͔)Qɸɔ́ЁѽՍ፡)ȁٔ́Ѐش