Work/life balance

These posts are all themed around the challenges of balancing your work and home life

2 essential ways that attorneys can avoid burnout from the stress of practising law

Did you know that lawyers suffer from depression at a rate 3.6 times higher than that of other professions? It’s true. Practising law is stressful and demanding and the constant high pressure to improve with the same resources day after day leads a lot to attorney burnout. Here are 2 essential ways that attorneys can …

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Top 6 busy season survival techniques from Big 4 veterans themselves

The Big 4 busy season can break even the strongest of accountants no matter how experienced you are at them. So how is it done? How do the veterans keep surviving them only to fight another year? We asked them just that and here they are – the top 6 survival techniques straight from the …

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14 simple (and time effective ways) lawyers can avoid burnout and crippling anxiety

Lawyer burnout affects hundreds of attorneys and paralegals worldwide. Why? This is because of stressful schedules, long work hours, and high-pressure in the law industry. There are also the factors of character traits such as perfectionism and pessimism that are prevalent among many lawyers. This article explores how much of an issue anxiety and burnout …

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6 ways to thrive in big 4 busy season (without burning out in the process)

Regardless of how many busy seasons you have made it through, when they come around, they can still knock you off your feet. They leave you reeling for a few weeks after. To really thrive during big 4 busy season without burning yourself out, here are 6 things that you need to do. Plan and …

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4 key must-dos to survive big 4 busy season

Just the word “busy season” makes accountants at Big 4 firms shiver with fear. It conjures dark images of long hours, tight deadlines, constant pressure, and grueling hard work that lasts for weeks. If you feel like this at the very mention of the word, don’t fret. Here is how to survive big 4 busy …

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12 ways high-performers at the Big 4 avoid burnout AND still hit their targets

Do you know any of those people who are so busy yet they are always able to hit all of their targets? Not only that, but they are always somehow able to take on even more work without their performance suffering. How do they do it? No, they are not superheroes (as far as we …

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5 signs that your role in the Big 4 is leading you to accounting burnout

Working in a Big 4 accounting firm comes with a whole lot of respect and rewards but it’s not without its challenges either. The biggest one is surviving the demanding pressure day after day whilst somehow keeping your mental, emotional, and physical health intact. Is your Big 4 firm leading you to accounting burnout? Here …

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13 reliable ways to deal with work burnout as a lawyer

It’s no surprise that the law industry has one of the highest employee burnout rates. This is due to its unforgiving culture, long hours and billable time, not to mention high-pressure and lack of adequate resources. Lawyer burnout can become inevitable with such a demanding job, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 13 …

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3 big warnings signs of burn out (and why you need to stop dismissing tiredness)

Are you feeling worn out, stressed, and overwhelmed? Do you tend to dismiss it thinking “I’m just tired” or “I’m tired because it’s a busy season, I’ll be better once it’s over?” When I say tired, I don’t mean feeling like you need a siesta. I’m talking about exhaustion from doing more than you are …

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How to make partner lesson 9 – pace yourself

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partner needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In the ninth lesson, Heather talks about the importance of pacing yourself, if you want to make partner. The road to partnership is long, it’s winding, and it’s tough.  And in these …

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