Digital Detox for Lawyers: 5 Steps to Help You Switch Off
Law Society Bulletin, Volume 36, p 30, May 2014
2 Pages Posted: 15 May 2015
Date Written: May 13, 2015
Nowadays, too many lawyers allow for their working lives to infiltrate their leisure time, causing their opportunities to truly relax to be cut short, or to become almost non-existent. In the legal profession, there are obvious benefits of technology in their daily lives. However, mobile phones, eternal Internet access and scores of social media accounts mean that they are always ‘on call’ and forever accessible to clients, the other side, their workmates, friends…the list goes on. Taking on a digital detox does not mean they need to resort to ignoring their emails altogether, or exchanging their iPhone for a carrier pigeon – rather, there are simple changes they can make to more effectively manage your interactions with technology. This article compiles a list of 5 simple steps that lawyers can trial to help them to 'switch off.'
Keywords: Mental health, wellbeing, work-life balance
JEL Classification: K1
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