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Well-Being Week in Law: Occupational and Intellectual Wellness

This May 2-6, as part of Well-Being Week in Law, The Missouri Bar’s Lawyers Living Well Special Committee will provide resources to help Missouri lawyers focus on well-being in the legal profession. It’s no secret that the practice of law can be overwhelming, and mental health and substance use issues are prominent in the profession. Well-Being Week in Law is a national event with the aim of raising awareness about mental health and encouraging action and innovation across the profession to improve well-being.

The focus for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, is occupational and intellectual well-being, which includes personal satisfaction, continuous learning, growth in our professional and personal lives, and financial stability. It also includes engaging in creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development and monitoring our cognitive well-being.

Learning session: Does your firm have a model well-being policy? Well-Being Week in Law is the perfect chance to start that discussion! Learn more about how model policies work, plus a few things to focus on as you create one in your organization: https://youtu.be/WIFgi9i4HLAhttps://news.mobar.org/well-being-week-in-law-spiritual-wellness/

Daily dose of headlines: What would your ideal workday look like? How would you describe your current job? In this article, take a closer look at the concept of job crafting, which can help us define the “why” of our working lives. Similarly, are you interested in finding greater happiness at work? You aren’t alone! Listen to How to Be Happier at Work on the Happiness Lab Podcast, where Yale psychologist Dr. Leslie Santos talks with Dan Harris from Ten Percent Happier.

Call to action: Today, consider a fun activity you enjoy outside of work that helps you tap into your creative side. What do you enjoy? Playing a musical instrument, singing in a group, building things, crafting, drawing, writing, and more can all help you find balance and improve your well-being. If you have a favorite activity that helps you be creative, do that today. If you do not have one, consider taking up an activity to help boost your creativity. Find inspiration here.

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