Must Read Monday The Pillars of Well-Being
The well-being of attorneys is critical to the effective practice of law. Not only do you have the duty to do right by your clients, you also have the duty to do right for yourself.
Lawyer well-being can incorporate anything that improves your work-life balance, helps you manage stress better, fosters a more positive mindset and promotes habits of consistent self-care.
Practicing mindfulness and routines of well-being may benefit you across the five pillars of well-being:
- Physical – yoga, light exercise and healthy nutrition
- Emotional – meditation and breathing
- Social – support networks and building relationships
- Spiritual – mindfulness introspection, align your values with your goals
- Intellectual – continuous learning and career growth
Check out the free well-being tools offered by mindful programming here or here to help you create and maintain the five pillars of well-being into your daily routine.
For more resources on well-being in the legal profession, click on the links below:
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Well-Being Project
Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers
The State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) helps attorneys struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, or personal and career concerns.
Phone: Toll-free 877-LAP 4 HELP
The Other Bar supports recovery from substance abuse and alcohol in the legal profession.
Together we can bring out the best in the legal profession.