Everyday is different, everybody around you in the workplace is different… So, the best advice to give right off the bet is to take everything slow and steady.
The legal industry, even though to a larger extent it mostly depends on what it is that you actually do in the job, everything is high pressure and fast paced. That is why it’s important to keep a balance of some sort and be steady despite all the challenges that may come your way.
We all know the cliche that “do what you love”, and as corny as it may be to hear, it truly matters on some days if you love the work that you do. You’ll need some heart to get past some very difficult days. So find an area of law that you’re truly passionate about and make that the core of why you do what you do.
What we expect and what is a reality when working in law is truly the polar opposite. Find joy in the long working hours by making sure that the work does not drown you, but rather fuels you to achieve incredible and desired results. Remember, you’re only human and acknowledge that some cases, administrative stuff, or discussions will not make you feel good but always remember to be kind to yourself.
The people you meet and the good you do will make all of these challenges worth the headache.