Now, my dear friend, how do you beat that lawyer stress?
Well, here are some of the old glib strategies “self-care” stuff we hear over and over again. We have all heard about these strategies to beat lawyer stres but how many lawyers do you know to implement any of them?
- Have a regular exercise routine
- A healthy diet
- Avoid unhealthy habits (drinking, smoking, taking drugs, eating junk food, bingeing on television), you know the stuff that most lawyers engage in to reduce stress and relax!
- Laugh more
- Connect with others
- Get enough sleep
- Keep a journal
- Get counselling
Sure we all know this list.
The question is how many of us have the time, energy or inclination to actually incorporate any of this stuff?
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So, you might be thinking like I used to think “Oh, great, now I am not only completely stressed out, but I get to feel guilty and like I am a bad person because I don’t follow the advice that will beat lawyer stress.”