Pick three things to help you feel grounded and incorporate into your day when you are feeling calm. Incorporating these techniques while you feel calm can  help build your mindfulness muscle which will help you handle stress better. 

They might be:

1. Create a daily schedule

2. Taking a walk

3. Gratitude List

or

1. Close your eyes for 90 seconds

2. Stand and stretch every hour

3. Reach out to a friend once a week. 

Everyone’s list is different. See what works best for you.


For more tips on wellness check out the Wellness Portal https://www.msba.org/wellness-portal/

You are  not alone. The LAP Files | Maryland State Bar Association – MSBA

Stories from lawyers, judges, and law school students about their personal experiences with mental health, substance abuse, and healing

For assistance, contact the Lawyer Assistance Program toll Free 1(888) 388-5459, for free, confidential counseling.  We have a network of counselors that can assist you. We offer financial assistance for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, Director, (443) 703-3042, lisa@msba.org

Feel free to reach out to our LAP Committee Members and Volunteers https://www.msba.org/health-and-wellness/

Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C has over 25 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, paddle boarding, sailing, rock climbing and doing triathlons.