When our professional and organizational cultures support our well-being, we are better able to make good choices that allow us to thrive and be our best for our clients, colleagues, and organizations. Lawyer Well-Being Week, which will occur May 4-8, 2020, is a good next step which lawyers can take together. Below are suggestions from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, the American Bar Association Law Practice Division and its Attorney Well-Being Committee, and the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Program’s (CoLAP) Well-Being Committee for participating in Lawyer Well-Being Week. You can learn more at https://lawyerwellbeing.net/lawyer-well-being-week/.
Monday: Stay Strong – Physical Well-Being
Eat well, get enough sleep, recover from stress. Minimize addictive substances. Seek help when needed.
Tuesday: Align – Spiritual Well-Being
Foster a sense of meaning and purpose in all aspects of life. Align life and work to serve your values.
Wednesday: Engage and Grow – Occupational & Intellectual Well-Being
Continuously learn and develop. Strive for personal satisfaction and growth at work. Aim for financial stability.
Thursday: Connect – Social Well-Being
Build connection, belonging, and a reliable support network. Contribute to groups that matter to you.
Friday: Feel Well – Emotional Well-Being
Understand, identify, and use emotions well. Seek help for mental health when needed.