The word “happy” can seem a little trite, but it can be a vital missing element to legal practice in the lives of many young lawyers.
In a profession replete with stress and mental illness, having a few strategies on hand to keep you in a positive frame of mind can be extremely beneficial over the long haul.
Today I run through some of the strategies that have helped me (excluding one important one in particular that I mention but don’t go in to).
That means that exercise won’t get a look in – because I’m not much of a gym junkie, so I can’t really say that there is much benefit there (although others tell me that there is).
So we’re going to focus on:
- Why having a positive outlook needs to come first, not in response to external events;
- Your sphere of influence, and how failing to appreciate it can result in madness;
- Keeping up momentum in your professional career
- A proper and respectful appreciation of failure and risk
- Giving back to society through philanthropy, and its value.