The Postali team is excited to participate in Lawyer Well-Being Week! As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, join us to promote health and happiness among attorneys during the week of May 4th-8th.
This week we’re joining organizations such as The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and the American Bar Association (ABA) and focusing on ways to bring health and balance to the legal profession. There are five unique aspects of overall well-being that will be highlighted throughout the week. We understand that true growth and development requires continuous effort so we’ve collected a list of ways you can apply these best practices today, this week, and over the course of your life. (Our recommendations take into account that most law firms continue to work remotely due to COVID-19).
Starting now, you are on your way to being a better attorney, and happier, healthier person.
While many factors contribute to your physical well-being, the fundamentals still work. Get enough sleep, exercise daily, eat healthy whole foods, and minimize substance use. These tried and true guidelines will help you feel, look and perform better.
As Anne Brafford, ABA Chairperson of Attorney Well-Being Committee said, “Healthy lawyers are more engaged and productive. They are more energized to fully contribute to their firms, colleagues, families, and communities.” A few ways to move towards physical well-being include:
It’s easy to get caught up in the stress and high demands of the legal profession. Just as your body needs to recuperate so does your spirit. Without meaning or purpose in life, outlets like alcohol abuse can seem like the only way to escape the pressure. Instead, establish healthy spiritual habits by doing the following:
Staying stagnant in any area of life can lead to boredom, and worse, depression. To avoid this, we encourage our attorneys to continuously learn and develop their professional skills. It’s important to not only set goals, but to recognize and celebrate the victories you make. Start your career development plan by acting on the following:
While in the center of a social-distancing pandemic, you may already be experiencing the negative effects of isolation. Now more than ever, having a dedicated social connection with your family and peers is vital. Below are a few ways to promote social well-being, while continuing to stay healthy.
In order to be fully healthy, our emotional state must be just as strong as our physical one. Sadly, lawyers rank #8 in the top eleven list of professions with the highest suicide rates. A few steps towards emotional well-being include:
Overall, this week is about improving the well-being of lawyers everywhere. By adopting healthy habits, attorneys can have vibrant, flourishing careers and balanced personal lives.
Join the Lawyer Well-Being Week movement by sharing your experiences on social media and using the hashtag #LawyerWellbeingWeek. If the Postali team can help alleviate some of your stress by managing your firm’s marketing needs, contact us today!