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Out-of-the-Box Mental Health Tips [LGE 062]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Release Date: 05/28/2019

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Lawyers are well-known for not paying enough attention to our mental health and ultimately getting ourselves in trouble as a result.  But all the talk about taking care of ourselves can sometimes seem like noise and we don’t actually accomplish doing anything any better.  How do we make self-care as routine as brushing our teeth?

In this episode, Megan offers up some suggestions beyond yoga and meditation.

Some outside-the-box mental health tips: 

1) Do something that sounds crazy to you

2) Meditate, but not just sitting still

3) Give yourself a grand gesture

4) Embrace the outdoors

5) Get perspective in a cemetery or historic site

6) Get lost in time

 

Mentioned in the show:

Jeena Cho: Website, Twitter

The Anxious Lawyer

Headspace meditation app

Deep Work by Cal Newport 

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