Must Read Monday Tips for Maintaining Well-Being
Mental well-being plays an essential role in your day-to-day life and taking time to check in on your mental fitness is just as important as checking in on your physical health.
Here are five simple suggestions that may help you maintain and improve your mental fitness:
- Keep a routine.
Sticking to a daily routine can help preserve your well-being. Keep it simple at first and slowly grow this routine into a positive experience. Maintaining this new practice will help lift your mood by reducing stress that may arise with an unorganized schedule.
- Get a good night’s rest.
Incorporate a proper sleeping pattern into your daily routine. A good night’s sleep can help improve your brain performance, concentration, decision making and improve the overall outlook of the coming day.
- Spend time outside.
Heading outside can help support an active and healthy lifestyle. Take a relaxing break and feel nurtured by nature by taking quick periodic walks to the park or around the block during your break time.
- Stay connected with friends and family.
Social connections help improve your well-being. Friends and family provide support and comfort during good times and the challenging times. Strong relationships with loved ones boosts our sense of belonging and reduces anxiety.
- Practice positivity and gratitude.
Take five minutes out of your day to write a list of what you are grateful for. Reflect on these and check in on yourself throughout the day. Practice positive self-talk, be encouraging and gentle to yourself and you will be amazed at how much better you feel.
For more resources on well-being in the legal profession, click on the links below:
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.