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Lawyers lead busy lives and burnout runs rampant in the legal industry, so it's important to learn about how you can keep yourself healthy and recharge when you need it. With that in mind, here are some recent articles that can help point you in the right direction.
Firstly, Fast Company has this interesting piece about two different types of emotions -- integral and incidental emotions -- that can affect your decisions at work. Feelings like anger, envy and regret can sabotage your success and your health. The article includes a few tips on how to master these emotions and make decisions that can improve your situation.
Next up, a series of webinars and live events by the Chicago Bar Association throughout the month of May all focused on health and wellness for lawyers. These events are free for bar members, but anyone can register for a fee. Some may even come with CLE credit. You should check with your local bar association to see if they have any events or resources you can take advantage of to keep yourself in tip-top shape.
This article from the American Bar Association Journal discusses methods of coping with stress, particularly in the legal profession. For lawyers who routinely feel the pressure of anxiety before walking into a courtroom, some of these strategies could be extremely helpful.
And finally, from the ABA Youth Lawyer Division's #Fit2Practice initiative, here's a short video on how to do some quick stretches even when you can't get away from the office.
On a related note, if you want to learn about the latest legal developments in healthcare or want to know how to set up a company wellness program that's compliant with HIPAA, the ACA, ADA and other laws, see the new special edition of the Lexis Practice Advisor Journal, available now.