5 Best Ways to Find Peace of Mind at the Office
Law firms can be stressful places. You're rushing to meet deadlines, reassuring anxious clients, and trying to keep everything running smoothly. In between all that, it can be hard to find a moment to stop, relax, and find focus. But it's not impossible.
With a little practice, you can find some zen in the midst of your daily chaos. Here are some tips to help you out.
1. Lawyer Yogis Share Relaxation, Mindfulness Tips in 'Yoga for Lawyers'
Throw a little downward dog in with your motion drafting; stretch out with child's pose after a client meeting. It's not too hard to do. And these two lawyers can show you how. Hallie Love and Nathalie Martin, both attorneys, wrote "Yoga for Lawyers" to help their colleagues restore their health and combat the stress of practice. There are even poses you can perform easily in the office.
2. Should You Have an Employee Pets Policy?
If walking the dog mid-day makes you stress out, or the thought of a cat crawling across your keyboard gives you the creeps, well, don't bring a pet to the office. But if spending a few minutes with your furry friends sounds appealing, letting employees bring their pets to the office could be a way to help everyone relax a bit at work.
3. Prolonged Exposure to Silence Benefits Your Mental Health
Take out your headphones, turn off the phone, and find some silence. A growing body of research shows that long periods of silence can bring health benefits, including better memory and, of course, simply feeling better about one's day.
4. Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop Out -- It's Time for Digital Detox
How often do you check your email outside of the office? A dozen times a day? Fifty? More? If you're like most lawyers, you probably spend much of your day stuck behind a computer screen, only to spend much of your free time checking in at work from your mobile devices. It's no wonder you feel burnt out. But a digital detox can help. Here's how to do it.
5. Put Some Motion in Your Motions: 5 Office Exercises for Lawyers
It's hard to find peace of mind when you're feeling like a slug. But with legal work being what it is, most of us are stuck sitting behind a desk for much of our lives, whether we like it or not. You can't leave the law for a career as a professional jogger, but there are plenty of things you can do in office to keep you mobile, energized, and exercising.
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