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and we began to work on the matters I had been putting off. I got one task
completed, then another. I started to feel better; the pressure began to lift.
We also worked on basic time-management skills and he provided support
as I implemented those skills. I also took the “Overcoming Procrastination”
course and the “Effective Boundaries” course. These courses helped me
learn some skills, but more importantly I heard other lawyers talk about
their struggles, and I received the support I needed to make real progress. I
learned to stop “should-ing” myself. I learned that getting help is a good thing
and that asking for help before a serious problem arises is very effective.
My life is back on track. I almost ended up in the ditch, but a timely call
and a request for help enabled me to avoid what might otherwise have been
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