Authored By: Candace Whitman
Every profession has stress that comes along with it and the law profession is no exception. Unpredictable cases, heavy workloads, and other stressors can all lead to high anxiety levels for lawyers.
An article by Jeena Cho, a Legal Mindfulness Strategist, provides a few ways to deal with “anxious lawyer brain.”
One way to cope with your anxiety is to pay attention to the way you’re feeling. Instead of pushing away your anxiety and ignoring it, take time to acknowledge your anxiety and what is causing it.
When you have feelings of self-doubt, do not let those thoughts become destructive. According to Jeena Cho, with time and practice, you can learn to utilize the process of metacognition to observe your thoughts and realize your anxious thoughts are just thoughts and not always facts.
Another way to deal with anxiety is to create and stick to a regular exercise routine. Even regularly carving out a small section of your day to exercise can improve your mental health.
To read the full article from JeenaCho.com, click here
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