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Fighting Burnout in the Legal Industry With Mindfulness

Posted by Rachel Shields Williams on Jan 21, 2020 2:38:06 PM

   

Most would agree that some level of stress is good for us and helps us perform at our highest level; however, when we are under stress for a prolonged period of time, it begins to wear on us physically, cognitively and emotionally. The symptoms can range from becoming easily agitated to feeling frustrated or moody, to having difficulty concentrating. Consistent unyielding stress can eventually lead to what society has coined as, “burnout,” which is prevalent in the legal community for professional staff and lawyers alike. When one experiences burnout, the previously-mentioned symptoms progress to more serious issues, such as fatigue, insomnia, illness, poor performance or a sense of exhaustion or depletion.

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Topics: mental health awareness, health and wellness, mindfulness, meditation, burnout, stress management

Research in Stress and Mental Health of Legal Marketers Brings Data to an Urgent Conversation

Posted by Lynn Foley on Nov 13, 2019 10:45:25 AM

By Lynn Foley

The stress that lawyers face has been well documented and, to their credit, many law firms have recognized the importance of mental well-being and taken steps to improve the situation. But marketing and business development professionals have largely been left out of discussions — despite dealing with many of the same pressures as their lawyer colleagues.

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Topics: Legal Marketing, mental health awareness, self care, mental health, stress management

Strategies for Improving Your Outlook on Work and Life

Posted by Tahisha Pearson Fugate on Nov 1, 2019 4:47:55 PM

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Strategies magazine.


By Tahisha Fugate

You deserve to be happy. Again: You deserve to be happy—even at work. In the fast-paced legal environment, it can be difficult to see the end of the work day. As legal marketers, we are juggling many competing priorities, and the thought of just one of those balls dropping can send the world (as we know it) crashing down on us. Many of us work long hours, feel routinely overextended and are chronically stressed. Yet we are tasked with showing up and giving our best even if we don’t always feel our best.

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Topics: Legal Marketing, mental health awareness, self care, mental health, stress management

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