Lawyers: Your Social Life!http://lawyersinbalance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/463667599-1024x683.jpg 1024 683 Clare Evans, Personal and Business Coach Clare Evans, Personal and Business Coach http://2.gravatar.com/avatar/82505fb4bfd040a01c97444b7b1bcbbd?s=96&d=mm&r=g
This is the fourth in a series of articles to help you focus on different areas of your life and to inspire and motivate you to make a change in one or more areas. How much time do you spend having fun and socialising?
• Are you spending most of your weekend catching up on work or doing chores?
• Would you like to see your friends more often?
• Are you able to find time for interests and hobbies outside of work?
• Do you need to have more fun in your life?
You’re so busy at work or just dealing with your day-to-day life you don’t allow yourself enough time to relax, unwind and have fun any more.
At the end of a busy day, especially if you also have a long commute, you’re too tired to think about socialising or there’s just about enough time for a meal, brief catch-up with family (or squeezing in a few more hours of work) before bed and another early start.
However, it’s important to find time to get out, socialise and meet up with friends. It’s important to do something different outside of work to enable you to de-stress. It’s important to find time to recharge your battery, especially if you’re regularly spending long hours at work.
Think about something you enjoy but haven’t done in a while? What fun stuff did you do when you were younger or had more time that you don’t do now?
What difference could you make to have more fun or social time this week?
• Do something you haven’t done in a while – just for fun!
• Plan time for a meal or arrange a social evening with friends you haven’t seen for a while but have been meaning to call.
• Find time each week to meet up with a friend just for a coffee, a meal or a chat.
If you’re working hard, you need to make find time in the day to relax and unwind.
Find thirty minutes at the end of each day just for you. Switch off, disconnect from technology – your phone, computer, tablet and TV. Listen to music, read a book, tune in to what’s going on around you.
When you are out socialising and having fun, stay focused on where you are and the people you’re with. Enjoy the time and don’t get distracted about what you ‘should’ be doing. Leave work for the office and
Have fun this month and if you can’t find time to plan your social life or don’t know where to start – get in touch.