Work/life balance

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

5 top tips for being a happier, healthier lawyer

In today’s guest blog, Alison Gill a freelance lawyer with Lawyers On Demand, and owner of Workout @ Work, shines a light on her top tips to make your life in law happier and healthier.  Over to you Alison:  1. Be mindful Try a short meditation routine each morning in your home or on the …

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5 often forgotten ways to get back up to speed after a holiday

As the first of September rapidly approaches, many of us are returning from our annual summer break. As I found out personally, getting back up to speed after a week out isn’t as easy as it may seem. Here are a few tips to help you keep your post-holiday relaxed state for just that little bit …

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8 tried & tested ideas to help keep you going when you are exhausted in the middle of a deal

How many times have you been absolutely shattered but needed to keep on working at full tilt? Maybe you are in the middle of a deal which you are so near, but so far from closing? Perhaps you are involved in a negotiation where you have all agreed to ‘stay in the room’ until the …

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Your first 90 days in the job – why is this so important to your work/life balance?

Over the last few months I have been delivering a couple of events around the topic of ‘how to have it all – partnership and a life’ or if you were at the ACCA autumn update, ‘how to have it all – a career and a life’. In this talk we do talk about how …

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6 non-career limiting ways of saying no to partners, colleagues and clients

One little word. No. You would have thought it would have been easy to use this word in the workplace. After all, we are all normal, rational adults. (Well, on second thoughts!) However, why is it that some professionals find it really difficult to say ‘no’? When this word, used sensitively and diplomatically can often …

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Why is regularly ‘feeding your soul’ so important to making partner?

If you are going to work at peak performance, then you need to think differently about your health and well-being. Or as Chris William’s, performance coach to partners in the magic circle and Big 4, puts it, “Alternative Asset Management”. Most of us will find ourselves working at full stretch on the journey to get …

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3 lessons that being in the gym can teach you about successfully going for partnership (& it’s nothing to do with your physical fitness)

I was in all sorts of pain – and I’d only been sitting on the erg for 5 mins. (Erg = rowing machine) This wasn’t good… And I shortly gave up, 4 minutes short of my target of 10 mins on the erg. The thing was, I knew I was unfit. I also knew that …

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A tip to help you really shut off from work on your holiday

If you are reading this blog now, you may like to feel a little sorry for myself. I will probably be shivering in a field, camping with my family. Yep, that’s right, it’s our annual week of “hoping” that the sun will shine and the british weather will be kind to us. Anyway, this is …

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How to keep your new year resolutions this year – part 2

Were you one of the many people who set a new year’s resolution for themselves? If so, well done. In this final part of our 2 part blog post (Part 1 is here) I will give you the last 3 things you will need in place to actually stick and keep to your resolutions this …

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How to keep your new year resolutions this year – part 1

Were you one of the many people who set a new year’s resolution for themselves? If so, well done. In this 2 part blog post I will give you the 5 things you will need in place to actually stick and keep to your resolutions this year. Before you commit to a set of new …

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