Kick Workplace Stress to the Curb in 2021 with This Tip from LJAP

January 19, 2021

Plenty of studies demonstrate that work is a significant source of stress for Americans. Don’t let workplace stress get you down this year. SBM’s Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (LJAP) encourages you to worry well, but only worry once. If a workplace issue causes you to feel anxious or overwhelmed, set a timer for 10 minutes to worry through the issue. Think of all possible outcomes, positive and negative. Anything that must be handled immediately, do it. Otherwise, set a time when it will be necessary to think about the issue again. Put it on your calendar. Whenever the thought pops back up, tell yourself that the time to worry has passed and will come again on the scheduled date. This technique can help to reduce secondary or unnecessary worry while also eliminating avoidance.

LJAP works to help Michigan attorneys achieve wellness. They offer a number of services, including free consultations to legal professionals and their families; clinical assessments; monitoring; referrals to properly trained, credentialed, and effective providers; practicing wellness information; and professional training and educational presentations. Learn more about LJAP here.