This article observes that lawyers work in an environment that induces high levels of anxiety. It goes on to give some techniques to reduce this anxiety. The first is to recognize what specifically causes the anxiety and then to accept the situation for what it is. The next technique is to analyze the thought patterns that accompany this situation. Finally, physical exercise is proven to reduce the effects of anxiety on one’s mental well being.
- Anxiety is a reaction to events and situations indivuals percieve as dangerous or stressful.
- Anxiety evokes a natural flight or fight tendency in our brain.
- It is possible to train the brain to be less anxious in anxiety provoking situations.
“Lawyers struggle with a high rate of anxiety. It makes sense. We’re expected to deliver outcomes that are favorable to our clients, yet, have little control over the outcomes.”