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Time for a deep breath and slowing down

Written by Allison Wolf

Summer is almost here.

June 2020, a kind of June that we have never experienced before.

It is really different right now.  There is much to grieve, there is cause for anger, there is change afoot, and challenges and opportunities abound.

And to honour all of this I am focused on being present each day and slowing down.

Those of you who know me, know that productivity is one of my things.

I write about it.  I speak about it and I always emphasize that productivity has to be in service of doing what matters.

Self care matters.

So productivity for me means…

I am making a point these days of upping my focus on making space for rejuvenation.

I am setting boundaries around the workday and mail so that I actually do get off work.

I have begun limiting how much news I consume.

I am making sure to unplug and get outdoors for break during the workday.

I have started taking part in an online evening yoga class that I love…

and more.

If you are feeling like you want to be more productive I encourage you to start here, with self-care, before all else.



About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.

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