Creative Stress Relief

Yoga. Mindfulness. Running. Gym.

There are as many ways to relieve stress are there are lawyers who experience stress on a daily basis. Hopefully, you have found a productive way of taking the edge off the day*, but, if not then this may be for you!

Adult coloring books have grown in popularity over the last few years and I thought I would try my hand at it. It took longer than expected but I thought that it was a lot of fun and the plus is that you could bring one of these books anywhere with you for some quick mindless fun while you’re going about your regular activities. If you haven’t tried it – I would recommend it. You can get books of all skill levels and there are even some apps that attempt to simulate the experience.

Have fun coloring!

*If you are having trouble coping with the stress of your job, there is help and you should not suffer alone. If you’re in Ontario, the Member Assistance Program provides counseling and other services for lawyers who are experiencing moments of crisis. Similar programs exist in virtually every state and province. Talk to someone. Get help.


Resolved: Become More Creative in 2017

I can’t believe 2016 is already over! I know a lot of people are happy that it’s done and gone, but I’m still trying to get my head around everything that’s happened.

In the spirit of the new year, though, I have made a resolution: to become more creative. I find that when I have some kind of creative hobby or project to look forward to I am a much happier person. AND, there is research to back this up. It has been awhile since I’ve made a concerted effort to be creative though. As I said, 2016 flew by in the blink of an eye and all of the “woulda-coulda-shouldas” that I thought there would be more time for have been left in its dust. So, I thought, I have to start today or it will never happen.

I filmed this little video above to get the ball rolling. I hope you like it!

Let me know what your resolutions are or how you plan to kick 2017’s ass!