For attorneys, focusing on self-care and wellness isn’t being selfish. It’s necessary.
Let’s face it, lawyering is difficult. We all have days where it feels as though the ground beneath us is about to give and we’re spiraling out of control. When you feel this way, what coping mechanism do you use to feel grounded again? Practicing mindfulness allows us to pause, reflect, and respond from a place of calm rather than reacting.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that practicing mindfulness is good for you. It helps to decrease the impact of stress on your body, allows you to manage anxiety better, and lowers blood pressure and a host of stress-related psychosomatic symptoms. The list of what mindfulness can do seems to be growing daily.
As I tour around the country, traveling to dozens of cities, giving talks, having one-on-one meetings with lawyers, and engaging in honest dialogue about life as a lawyer, one common theme I see is this: too many of us are living a dream that wasn’t meant for us.
Here are some answers to common questions and concerns lawyers have about meditation.
Ready to give meditation a try? Here are some instructions.
I’ve always been an anxious person. Constantly worrying about what’s lurking in hiding few steps ahead, never being able to enjoy the moment. Even when
Ever feel completely paralyzed by overanalysis? Having the same, worried, repetitive, unhelpful, unproductive thoughts, over and over again? This is one of the biggest
“I am constantly on edge. It feels like I’m walking around with an open wound,” says the lawyer who I’ve been coaching. This is a
Lawyers struggle with a high rate of anxiety. It makes sense. We’re expected to deliver outcomes that are favorable to our clients, yet, have little