Lawyers have a reputation for hard work and dedication. So, it is no surprise that when it comes to taking a vacation, most lawyers keep working – checking their emails, monitoring their voicemails and texts, and/or thinking about their pending cases. What lawyers may not realize is that unplugging from work is more beneficial for mental and physical well-being than trying to keep up with work while on vacation. 

You Cannot Pour from an Empty Cup

When lawyers stop taking care of themselves, they will not be at their best for their clients, colleagues, or families. The act of self-care is often described as immersing oneself in something that brings joy. Vacation can be a wonderful form of self-care – where an individual can explore a different city, create memories with family members or friends, and relax in the moment. A vacation without the interruption of work can truly recharge a person’s batteries. But, for the busy lawyer, a “true” break from work can be daunting! 

Don’t Fret! With Some Planning, Lawyers Can Take a “Real” Break from Work – Here’s How!

The Mental Health and Wellness Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) is hosting a one-hour Zoom webinar on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET, to share planning strategies for lawyers so they can step away from work to relax and refresh and recharge this summer without undue stress.

Corporate Wellness Consultant Erin Clifford is passionate about empowering professionals to develop healthy lifestyles to live their best lives and is honored to be part of the panel. 

This webinar is available to ABA members ($25) and non-members ($35). To register for a spot, click here.