Lately, we’ve been talking with people who tell us they are holding their breath as the inauguration nears. Our profession has been on the front lines for legal and policy initiatives and responses as our society faces an unprecedented number of challenges. Lawyers quickly became involved in the necessary follow-up to the capitol insurrection. That engagement will grow and become more intense as our colleagues bring charges and our colleagues ensure that their clients have a fair hearing. We’re all holding our breaths and have been for some time.
As we hold our breath, waiting, fearing, and anticipating, take a moment to notice your breath. It’s the first step in returning to mindfulness and the ability to do your best thinking. What tools for resilience are you using, and what have you stopped using as you hold your breath? This may help you realize the tension you have been carrying.
Whether through intention or because we feel a sense of relief, releasing our breath is when we may notice how stressed we have been. This is sometimes when we need help the most. Remember, LCL is here to help you with any issue that causes stress or distress. Call us. We’ll help.