Accessing Your Inner Pause Button

- Accessing Your Inner Pause ButtonEd. note: This post is by Jeena Cho, a Legal Mindfulness Strategist. She is the co-author of The Anxious Lawyer (affiliate link), a book written by lawyers for lawyers that makes mindfulness and meditation accessible and approachable. She is the creator of Mindful Pause, a self-paced online program for creating a more sustainable, peaceful, and productive law practice in just six minutes a day. Jeena offers actionable change strategies for reducing stress and anxiety while increasing productivity, joy, and satisfaction through mindfulness.

Last week, I talked to a lawyer who shared she was experiencing feelings of exhaustion that she’s never felt before. “It feels like my limbs are too heavy to carry,” she said after a long pause and a deep sigh. “I never have enough time. I am constantly rushing from one thing to the next… from a meeting to a conference call to a deposition. By the time I get home, I’m so exhausted I have nothing left. I feel like such a terrible mother. I’m a failure.”

These feelings of having too much to do, constantly rushing from one thing to the next, feeling tired (or exhausted) are very common for lawyers. A common observation during the short 6-minute guided meditation session I do in just about every talk I give is sleepiness. This is a telltale sign of not getting enough sleep. Most lawyers report eating lunch at their desk every day and being connected to work during all of their waking hours.

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