As a lawyer, what does this mean for you and your law practice?
National Recommitment Month challenges us to evaluate what is important in all aspects of our lives – our relationships, our career, our health, and revisiting our goals that we set at the beginning of this year. It is a time to recommit to the remainder of 2023 by shifting our focus.
Recommitting takes effort, time, reflection, and change. It’s devoting yourself over and over again to your specific goals. Sometimes, “life life’s us” and we get hit with frustration, new challenges, and new responsibilities.
With these challenges we may face sadness, anger, frustration, or we may feel like giving up. Here are some ways you can recommit to yourself and your goals to end 2023 strong.
Focus on peak performance: If you were able to join us for our free webinar on lawyer burnout, peak performance was a huge topic of discussion. Peak performance consists of your energy level, fitness level, physical well-being, mindfulness practices, relationships, and your focus. All of this combined, puts you at a level where you are at your absolute best. Moving the needle forward on just one effort can make a huge difference in how you feel and will make goal setting more realistic. Peak performance will be discussed further in our 90-minute workshop on May 24th, “Breaking Through Lawyer Burnout – Achieving High-Level Performance.“
Work on one goal at a time: Setting several goals is optimistic but not always realistic. By working on one goal at a time, you can stay focused and you aren’t spreading yourself thin. More than one goal can cause stress, burnout, and non-realistic expectations.
Be specific: When aiming for recommitment, try using the S.M.A.R.T method to set goals – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Make sure that you are clear about what you are achieving and that it is something that can be achieved in a reasonable time frame.
Give yourself grace: We are human beings and, at times, we will fall short. Because of this, know that you will have days where you may be challenged or may struggle with inching towards your goal, and that’s okay. Forgive, let go of negative thoughts and feelings, and recommit the next day.
Create healthy habits: In order to prevent lawyer burnout, it’s important that we create healthy habits. It is estimated that a habit takes 21 days to build so recommit and stick with your goal until it eventually comes natural for you.
We challenge you to recommit to your peak performance, your goals and healthy habits, all while creating a healthy environment and being patient and offering grace along the way.
Recommit to Your Goals
How do you recommit to your goals?
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