The news that solicitors are stressed is not new. It’s been news for years. It does raise a very important question. Why do very intelligent people who are working in an environment that causes them high stress levels continue to do it? It’s said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing and expect a different result...
We are all volunteers in what we do. We can change the conditions in which we work. To do that we need to make a positive choice to make that change. There is now a plethora of options for how lawyers ply their trade. It’s not a binary choice any more. So if you feel stressed at work (or with anything) take the important first step and decide to change.
Go on do it for yourself? Why? Because you’re worth it!
A majority of solicitors at small and medium-sized firms have high stress levels and most believe it is a “major issue” for the profession, a survey has found.