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May 26, 2021

Different Ways Attorneys Can Destress

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Being an attorney can be extremely stressful. You’re conditioned to constantly strive for perfection, which makes any imperfections feel like a failure—and it can feel like you’re failing a lot because no one is perfect. Most likely, you also feel that you need to hide all emotions, seeing them as weaknesses. This contributes to stress as hiding your emotions can negatively impact your emotions and mental well-being.

Even with all of this stress, there are ways to help alleviate it so you’re at your best. It’s not possible to completely eliminate your work-related stress and anxiety, but by following the following tips, you can at the very least lessen the amount impacting you on a daily basis.


Believe it or not, there is some merit behind meditation. Over the past several decades, meditation has been tested as a form of stress relief and has shown interesting results. For example, meditating can improve your focus, reduce stress, improve your emotional regulation, and even impact your physical health. Taking a few minutes each day to sit still and focus on your breathing; when your mind wanders, refocus your attention on your breathing. Eventually, you’ll start to see results.

Switch Coffee With Tea

Coffee is many people’s go-to in the morning. It helps keep you awake because it is a stimulant, but being a stimulant can be detrimental to your well-being. Any stimulant can increase a person’s anxiety and ruin their concentration—caffeine and anxiety create cortisol in your body, which is a stress hormone.

Instead of coffee, switch your morning drink to chamomile tea. It’s been used for years as a nerve tonic, relaxant, and sleep aid and has been proven to help with anxiety.

Switch Your Reading Material

As an attorney, your reading material likely consists of non-fiction law books. While this is great to improve yourself in your career, it doesn’t help to deter any work-related stress you’re feeling. Reading, in general, is the fastest way to combat stress since it acts as a distraction to external stresses. Rather than reaching for your law books when you’re stressed, go for the fictional novel you haven’t had a chance to read yet or a non-law-related non-fiction book. Doing so will refresh your mind, relax you, and give you renewed energy for the next workday.

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