The State Bar Association of North Dakota Fall 2015 Gavel Magazine - Page 38

SBAND President Joe Wetch continued from page 4 checking your smartphone after 8 p.m. every day would be one example. Communicate to your co-workers that it is important to you that you have certain time to yourself. Be honest about other commitments and their importance to you. Lastly, Santoro urges that you organize. This means you must set aside the time to plan your week, and even your month. I have found this to be invaluable to me-I meet regularly with my staff to organize our week and our month. Santoro notes that by organizing your week you will have a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish and how to better organize your time to meet your aspirations for the week or month. Another author, Courtney Carrell, writes that you should look at life as a chapter book.6 Some moments in life will require you to focus exclusively on work. This would be true in trials or during in