By D. Elizabeth Cox, Cox & Koons LLP
Let’s talk about taking time off. I know, I know, you’re already laughing and rolling your eyes, but hear me out. With as hard as we all work (I’m looking at you, fellow 6.5 day-a-weekers) making the most of the time that we do take off is crucial to having a long (and reasonably sane) career. The Lawyerist published an article this week entitled “Five Steps to Unplug from Life and Work for One Week”. Now, I don’t know anyone who can fully unplug for a week. Last time I went on vacation, I attended two attorney conferences and a committee meeting by telephone and my awesome partner, Colin J. Koons, threatened to change my login password if I checked my email more than once per day. However, this article gives some practical ideas as to how to approach the idea of taking some actual time off and maximize the quality of that time. Not every tip will be practical for you, and maybe you can only take two days in a row rather than a week off. My point is, find a way to make the most of the time that you do take. Quality over quantity and maybe some of these ideas can help!
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