Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Practicing law is one of the most demanding professions going. Not only does it require an extensive amount of knowledge and professional acumen, the stakes are high—for client outcomes and your professional reputation. Letting stress get in the way can increase your risk of developing health issues such as high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
In order to manage your health and career you need to be able to survive the inevitable setbacks and unexpected events of life. Becoming more resilient means two things: surviving day-to-day challenges and learning to really thrive in life.
Surviving is about overcoming adversity and dealing with stress. Stress is a biological fight-or-flight response, instilled in us through thousands of years of evolution and is triggered by the emotional control center of the brain. Understanding your body’s stress response is important to knowing how to diffuse it.
Thriving in life is yet another key means to being more resilient. It involves being proactive in maintaining your physical and mental state — so that you’re at your best in the office and in your personal life. It’s a good idea to look at your daily habits regularly (and know the good habits from bad), to make sure you’re not unintentionally setting yourself up to fail. It’s also important that you know how to build positive relationships with the people in your life.
- What resilience is and how it can benefit your career
- How to implement simple stress management techniques into your life
- How mindfulness can benefit both your personal life and career
Read more about Becoming a More Resilient Lawyer today and make stress and anxiety a thing of the past.