It is a common belief that lawyers and happiness do not go together. The fact is that just like any other notable profession, law has its own downsides. Working in a good Phuket Law Firm is any upcoming Phuket lawyer’s dream, but nothing comes without hard work. Very few off days, late nights and evenings, a poor social life and stress may become part of the job at a particular stage in your career. Anyone aspiring to be a lawyer in a big firm may look at that and start rethinking their career path, but would be wrong to do so. Law can be one of the most fulfilling and well-paying jobs in the world, provided your individual and work environments remain positive. A good Phuket law firm will put in place environments that keep the lawyers positive and happy. Human-friendly policies and part-time schedules have been introduced to promote the well-being of lawyers.
Corporate social responsibility, or just being a lawyer that is selfless is a great way to stay a happy lawyer. Giving back to the community is always a heart-warming affair, and should be taken up by more Phuket lawyers. As well as giving one a sense of purpose, it boosts the community’s opinions about the lawyer and the law firm, bringing more smiles in terms of more clients. Pro bono work around Phuket, at the end of the day, may be more fulfilling than a high profile case. Why? Because you helped someone who had no one else.
Scheduled work is a great promoter of lawyer happiness. While less hours worked would make anyone happy, scheduling work properly should make it feel like you’ve done more work within less time. Settling for a part-time structure will give you more time for your personal life, for example, to be with family, albeit for significantly less pay. That peace of mind, however, is more important a source of happiness than earning a lot of money.
The mind is a powerful thing and thus maintain a positive outlook on things provides wondrous results. One’s attitude, especially a lawyer in a big Phuket law firm, will dictate a lot of things, including what their bosses and clients view them, which can either be positive or extremely negative. If already feeling downcast, a change of mind may be difficult to resolve as that switch requires a series of small changes that cumulatively get you steps closer to complete happiness. As mentioned with the environment, what you have around you determines your positivism, and you may need to stay away from people who bring you down. This should also include asking for a team or department head to assign you to work with other more positive personnel.
In addition to all this, good client outcome as a Phuket lawyer or Phuket law firm is an immediate and direct source of happiness. Not losing cases is fun. So as long as you are good at your job, there is a lot of happiness to be found in the law profession!