Put phones aside, ignore emails and sing – stress-busting tips from partners who've been there

Partners from firms including Freshfields, Clifford Chance and White & Case offer their top tips for dealing with stress

Caroline Stroud, litigation partner and people partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (pictured)

“When my kids were little, I used to try hard to be in the moment when I got home each day. I would try to put everything aside after work and have a period of time when I was just absorbed with the children, not allowing anything work-related to interrupt that quality time. That gave a quality and richness of experience, which helped to balance me. Nowadays we can all work on this by just putting our phones aside for say an hour or two a day and taking some time to do something different.”