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The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Balance

You're making great strides in your career, but at what personal expense? Here are five tips to ensure your work and home life stay balanced.

  • Be Honest: With your family, your employer, and with yourself. It's okay to love what you do, and it's also okay to step back when you feel overwhelmed.
  • Set Reasonable Expectations: Blackout times when you're absolutely unavailable to answer calls and emails—like during family dinner-- then let your employer and clients know you'll respond afterwards.
  • Bring Your Kids: The next Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 27, 2017. Put it on your calendar.
  • Work it Off: Many employers sponsor wellness programs-- Check with your boss or HR rep to see if yours is one of them.
  • Develop a Plan: Where would you like to be in five years? Create a roadmap to help you achieve your personal goals.

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Young Lawyers Division

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division serves as a resource for young lawyers practicing in Illinois to develop, enhance, and foster a balanced professional life. It consists of all ISBA members under age 37 and members admitted to practice under 7 years.

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