Stress, like all things, is ok in small amounts. It's when things grow increasingly stressful that stress impacts mental and physical health. From the Mayo Clinic, possible affects of stress include high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. So, especially in this stressful time while the world actively tries to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, what can attorneys do? We can help.
In this post, we focus on mental health tools. Everyone can access our on-demand videos, created by Kelly Maher Acupuncture & Wellness, to add calmness, clarity, and presence throughout the day. Not only will it have a great impact on your work life, it certainly helps your personal life, too.
- Mindfulness: This is the ability to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Not only does this keep us from going down the 'what-if' rabbit hole, but it also opens us up to what is possible and increases curiosity. Check out our 5-minute video to get started.
- Meditation: It's all about learning how to get a healthy sense of perspective. Meditation isn't about trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. The goal is to observe them without judgment. This helps minimize the stress-induced sometimes sudden and intense reactions we have to everyday things like getting cut off in traffic, changes in expectations, etc. Check out our 10-minute video created for both new and experienced meditators.
- Breathwork: Breathing techniques can help users through trauma, stress, and creative blocks. It's a short practice that can be done anytime, anywhere, to kind of get over the hump of immediate stress. Check out our 5-minute video that walks you through the process. You can use it for 30 seconds or 5 minutes.
You can find these resource on our COVID-19 webpage, too.
Of course, there are many other things you can do to address stress. We will cover those in more detail in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions or ideas, let us know that too. We really are here to help.