Whether you have been burning the midnight oil at work, home or school, or simply overworking taking care of your family in the wake of Hurricane Ike, there is one thing for sure: stress takes no prisoners and attacks us all. Lawyers are not immune from stress. In fact, stress is part of lawyers’ everyday life-it is scheduled right into their calendars.
In order to combat stress and stress-related problems, one must first identify stressors, or stress inducers, in an effort to strip away stress. It must be noted that researchers in North Carolina have recently published the top ten stress inducers that affect Americans, as well as the top ten stress relievers. Because lawyers work hard everyday, we thought it wise to list the things that one should do in order to avoid getting too bogged down with things we cannot control.
- Take a mental break
- Fun and laughter
- A good meal
- Tippling…(to drink liquor in small amounts)
- Prayer and meditation
- Prioritizing (and deciding what can remain undone)
- Schedule a massage