Instead, when we feel overworked and exhausted, our first instinct is to drop everything, go to happy hour, and try to forget about it. Some take the quieter approach, heading home and distracting themselves from all the noise until the next day. These strategies are temporary solutions. Following the advice below can keep you on track longer than a night out or a night in.
I am an in-house counsel at a healthcare company, and I am also a health coach. During the first trimester of my pregnancy, I had very little control over how my mind and body felt because of the morning sickness that commonly plagues expecting mothers. I felt that I lost my place as a lawyer and my authority as a health coach because I was less functional and not living the healthy lifestyle I coached my clients to live. Here are two lessons to share from the perspective of both an in-house lawyer and a health coach.
Outside of physical health, there are five other elements of health that are tied to your well-being: money, work, relationships, stress, and the environment. How can we work on these right from our desk with just five to 10 minutes each day?
You are here because you want to work out, but working out as a busy lawyer seems virtually impossible. The good news is that (1) it is possible, and (2) you are done with the hardest part: wanting change.