Digital Detox for Lawyers: 5 Steps to Help You Switch Off

Law Society Bulletin, Volume 36, p 30, May 2014

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2015-05

2 Pages Posted: 15 May 2015

See all articles by Dr Gabrielle Golding

Dr Gabrielle Golding

Adelaide Law School; University of Adelaide, School of Law, Students

Date Written: May 13, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Golding, Gabrielle, Digital Detox for Lawyers: 5 Steps to Help You Switch Off (May 13, 2015). Law Society Bulletin, Volume 36, p 30, May 2014, U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2015-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2606098

University of Adelaide, School of Law, Students ( email )

Adelaide
Australia

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