Switch off on days off

5 minutes

Planning a holiday this summer? Does your holiday cocktail include an extra splash of work guilt?


A UK study last year found that more than a third of legal professionals worked on their days off. Twice as many as workers in other sectors.


A legal career is competitive and there can be a pressure to be available for clients and associates 24/7.


So here are some tips on how to prevent work overshadowing your summer holiday:


  1. Plan ahead so your workload is under control
  2. Tell clients and associates when you’re away and set expectations
  3. Delegate your work to those who can properly support you


See your holiday as a chance to give your mind the silence and restorative space it needs to be creative and see things from a fresh perspective.


As Maya Angelou once said:

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions are searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”


What tips do you have on disconnecting and having a proper break from work? Share them below!