Dull Boy Jack

We just had a three-day weekend. L. and I both went to work every single day of that three-day weekend. Sad.

I don’t know how to get all my work done in a 40-hour week, but I’m realizing I have to try harder b/c I don’t actually end up getting that much done when I go in on weekends. How do other people do it? How do you do the best job you can for my clients and still have a bit of a life?
[tags]work, balance[/tags]

2 thoughts on “Dull Boy Jack”

  1. I think that in the beginning, it’s just not possible to get it all done. There’s still so much to learn and takes so much preparation. My advice is, if possible, stay later at the end of each day, or come in an hour earlier each morning, or both- but leave the weekends for yourself. I guess if you’re on trial you’re going to break that rule, but so far it’s worked for me.

    Well, I mean, I hate my life and am totally burned out, but it worked for a while.

  2. I’m a morning person so I get into the office early. I can catch up on e-mail and do my daily tasks so that way its not all waiting for me while I am in court.

    In order to relieve some anxiety, I return EVERY single phone message, even if it requires me to stay in the office late. If there are lots of piddly little things that need to get done, I’ll stay late to do those b/c it is nice and quiet. I refuse to let them sit on my desk overnight and accumulate.

    Weekends I try to keep to myself, but I may go to the jail one day to visit clients and then go into the office to update all those files. But, I only allow myself one weekend day of work. The other day is all mine.

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