Finding balance

Good balance depends upon good time management skills.

There are two main elements to finding balance between your work (applications, LSAT prep, law school, and eventually, lawyering) and the rest of your life.  The first is developing and using good time management skills. The second is finding fun, healthy and productive things to do with the non-work time.

You’ve no doubt acquired some basic time management and organizational skills in college.  Practice and refine them with your law school applications:

By planning out your time and your tasks in this way, it’s easier to see when you have time to do other things—school work, and, as important, play.  When you block out sufficient time for, say, LSAT prep, you can go out with friends with a lighter heart, knowing that you’ve already finished your assigned practice for the day. 

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