Health & Wellness

Survival Skill No. 2 for Lawyers: Dealing with Chronic Stress

By May 23, 2019 No Comments

Here’s an excellent article shared with us by the ADR Section’s Health & Wellness Committee. “Burnout” is a state of constant frustration and stress experienced by professionals in people-oriented services. People who are burned out can experience physical and emotional exhaustion, feelings of cynicism and detachment and a sense that nothing they do makes any difference. Lawyers are especially susceptible. Professional burnout goes beyond simply being overtired and needing time off. While not strictly a medical condition, professional burnout is a serious and tangible issue that can make you physically ill. Unless it’s dealt with aggressively—through therapy, clinical work and lifestyle changes—it can put your career and your life at risk. Read the article to find out stress-busting behaviors you can build into your routine to help prevent professional burnout.

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