Commemorative weeks, months, and days raise awareness generally and have specific meaning for many of us. For example, May is Mental Health Awareness Month which may commemorate recovery for some and remind others of loss. Yet we acknowledge that recovery and experience that grief all year. Can we do that for well-being in our profession?
The first week in May is Well-Being Week in Law. The ABA and the Institute for Well-Being in Law and the ABA have planned five days of programs for individuals and organizations. Please look at these – you will find some great ideas and resources. What examples can you incorporate into your life and practice each week of the year?
We recognize temporal landmarks. New Years resolutions are a good example. January 1 rolls around and we hope for a fresh start. We set goals and enthusiastically begin. We expect change though we may not have really done anything that will effect change. Well-being week can be the same way. We don’t have to wait for it, but rather can use it as a resource to reframe what is important to us, set priorities and take those small steps. Consider the perspective of rolling landmarks. That means that any day can be the day to look at learn about or begin making a change that will make a difference. Try this 31-day challenge and start today. If you feel stuck, remember, LCL can help.