Written by My Collaborative Team member, Karen D. Sacks.
As Collaborative professionals we do our best to help the families in our community. We care for their well-being, making sure the divorce process leaves the families in a health place both physically and emotionally. However, always putting our clients first and consistently dealing with the problems of others can cause us to neglect our own mental health. Having a proper professional to personal life balance is imperative to ensuring your own proper mental health.
When explaining the proper balance professionals should find, I often refer to a three-legged stool. Leg one is taking care of personal life. Make sure you feel good about yourself and you have the confidence needed to make it through your day-to-day activity. Leg two is taking care of your business and the professional responsibilities you have. The third and final leg is your family and the people your care about and who care for you the most. Just like a three-legged stool, if one leg is off balance, you will be off balance. You may even feel as if you are wobbling through life just like the unbalanced stool.
In order to be the best family law professionals we can be, we must make sure our life is in balance. Finding a routine that can provide you with balance is imperative, especially now that so many people are working from home. Keep a set schedule, change your clothes when the workday is done, set some time to go for a walk and get some fresh are during the day. Unfortunately it is easy to let your work life overflow into your personal life, it takes work to create a health balance.