After practicing law for over a decade, I am now more convinced than ever that my well-being began to deteriorate the very second I was first made to start tracking my productivity in 6-minute increments. That is a way of practicing law–and living life–that lends itself well to self-abuse, misplaced priorities, and abject misery . . . and it can be difficult to undo.
But, undo it I have.
These days, I am all about setting daily intentions. This practice enables me to remain mindful of what truly matters; and helps me to act deliberately in preserving my true interests and advancing my real priorities.