Don’t have the time or resources (or a pet-sitter) to go on vacation to an exotic locale for a week or two? No worries, plan a stay-at-home vacation – a staycation. The benefits of taking time off (not just a day here and there) are varied and well documented. It staves off burnout, recharges our […]
At the beginning of this year, shortly after Dick Clark rang in New Years for the last time, I made my resolution: I was going to learn to meditate. I could ignore meditation no longer. I’m a self-improvement junkie, and after a year of hardcore fitness training, it was time to focus inward on spiritual […]
As I looked around this blog considering what to write (cool blog!), I began to think about why we are interested in increasing productivity. Ultimately, I realized, we are interested in being more productive because we think that, by doing so, we can get more of what we want in life. In other words, in […]
New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner, and so is, ironically, the holiday binge-eating season. We hope 2011’s been a happy and healthy one for ya, and wish 2012 is as well. But how well do you know the basics of attorney health and wellness? Quiz closed and no longer available
I’ve never been a fan of clutter – something nags me about it on a subconscious level – and it turns out my vibes were right. I didn’t know this until recently, but having too much stuff lying around can cause all sorts of problems, including increased time lost, lack of freedom of thought, feelings […]
Inspiration is gratitude’s easy-to-mock cousin in personal self-fulfillment. It’s a lot more fun to be cynical than earnest. Just the other day I was LMAO at a mock inspirational poster showing a deflated Stormtrooper with the title “Regret: Those Were The Droids You Were Looking For”. Cynicism aside, however, in 2011 a little inspiration can […]
Getting organized is a major key to stress management. So is regular exercise. But if you suspect you’re battling something greater, if you’ve done what you’re supposed to do and still the day starts and ends with gloom, take a look at the Lawyers with Depression site to see if it hits home, and consider seeing your doctor.
When you have a live, breathing, belching machine of a law firm, it’s tough to step back and take a look and come up with suggested adjustments to your operations, much less execute on your observations.
We’ve been extolling the virtues of David Allen’s GTD® system for years, devoting an entire chapter to it in our e-book, Legal Productivity. However, one of the ingredients in the GTD system that we haven’t mentioned even once is Dumpster Day. Dumpster Day is exactly what you might suspect (unless you’re confusing it with Dumpster […]
On Thanksgiving, when you find yourself stuffing your face full of massive quantities of turkey, stuffing, and whatever other coma-inducing fare your family whips up for the holiday, consider this: you’re doing your mental state a big favor. As long as you appreciate your food, that is. The simple and natural act of expressing gratitude, […]