In times like these we have to get creative and adapt our routines to maintain physical and mental health. The Sacramento County Bar Association has shared various resources for law students and legal professionals to maintain a healthy lifestyle while staying at home.
You already have everything you need at home to maintain a healthy body: yourself. The SCBA is partnering with Alexa Garcia Fitness to offer free live at-home workouts every Monday – Friday from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Exercising on a regular basis helps to maintain mental health and, obviously, makes you physically healthier – allowing you to be more productive and focused while you work. Perhaps best of all, you can participate from the comfort of your living room.
Addressing mental health more specifically, the mental resiliency needed to stay home all day, every day can’t be underestimated. Coping with the stress, anxiety, and challenges of stay-at-home orders is essential to maintain overall well-being. Attorney Dennis Warren, a former Clinical Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, is offering free meditation sessions every Monday from 12:00pm – 12:30pm. Interested law students and SCBA Members can sign up by emailing Dennis at COVID19Meditation@gmail.com.
Additionally, lawyers and law students are invited to attend a free Zoom event this Thursday, April 2 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm with Cami McLaren of McLaren Coaching to express, hear and overcome challenges presented by remote working. Thousands of lawyers are experiencing extended remote work for the first time, and many are feeling unproductive due to suboptimal work environments and a plethora of distractions. If you’re finding that working from home is a challenge, you can find comfort in the fact that there are hundreds of other individuals facing the same challenges. If you’re interested in learning how to improve your remote working habits and hear from others in similar situations, you can RSVP to Cami at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, the McGeorge CDO is also here to provide remote support for students and alumni seeking career-related assistance. Email us at email@example.com with all of your career-related needs and concerns.