The Time Is Now

Time is now“How was your day?” We all get asked this question regularly. However, besides billing our time, how many of us really pay attention to how we spend our time during the day?
Why am I asking all these questions? Well, we are almost halfway through 2018. Where did the time go?

As attorneys, we regularly feel that there are not enough hours in the day and wonder if a work-life balance is possible. And there is no denying, our time is limited. Therefore, if we are regularly spending time in ways we don’t want or wasting time; overtime, this will negatively impact our health. Consequently, it is important to regularly evaluate your time.

Time for an Exercise

On that note, this blog post requires work from you. Unfortunately, you cannot just kick back and do some light reading. How are you going to know how you are spending your time if you don’t write it out? You are not. So, I am going to share an eye-opening exercise that my meditation teacher, Elesa Commerse taught me.
This exercise will take you a few minutes. If you are about to stop reading because you don’t think you have a few minutes, you especially need to do this exercise! Here is the exercise:

  1. Get a plain piece of paper or open a new Word document on your computer;
  2. Write or type out the 24 hours in a day (12am, 1am, 2am, 3am, and so on); and
  3. For each hour you listed, write next to it how you generally spend that hour of the day (10pm-6am, I would write “sleeping”)

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Stephanie Villinski
Stephanie has dedicated her career to social justice and worked in public interest law for the past 15+ years. As Deputy Director, Stephanie is responsible for streamlining the day-to-day operations of the Commission in addition to supporting its education, law school, and mentoring programs. With a particular interest in wellness, Stephanie seeks to promote a healthier, more rewarding professional life for lawyers and by extension, better service to their clients. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys yoga, meditation, watching sports, and time outdoors.
Stephanie Villinski
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Stephanie Villinski
Stephanie has dedicated her career to social justice and worked in public interest law for the past 15+ years. As Deputy Director, Stephanie is responsible for streamlining the day-to-day operations of the Commission in addition to supporting its education, law school, and mentoring programs. With a particular interest in wellness, Stephanie seeks to promote a healthier, more rewarding professional life for lawyers and by extension, better service to their clients. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys yoga, meditation, watching sports, and time outdoors.
Stephanie Villinski
Stephanie Villinski

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