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Anger, Despondent, Happy
I started a new job this week and have felt anxious and stressed
Frustrated, guilty, happy
Anxious, excited, upset
stresses, anxious, excited
Being on furlough, can bring a sense of no purpose!
a mix, upset, angry happy at opportunites
Excited to start the new job though
anxiety, excitement, happy
actually joyful, feeling positive change taking place
I have colleagues feeling very isolated and stressed.
fear and relief after being told of redundancies at my work but then being told my job I not at risk
Anxiety worry optimism
calm, controlled mild irritation
HI I am Carolyn in the frustrated, anxious, stressed
actually, jealous is another one, sorry, after seeing others find new jobs and I struggle
Lots of shared emotions, jealousy and similar are completely normal
risk management and wellbeing
In order to be the best lawyer you can be, the best for your clients, the best for you and your team
as a legal professional I've seen great firms who have supported staff and I've seen others that have not supported staff and behaved terribly. Impact wise - it's had a lot of impact with two terminal ill parents
To be able to cope effectively - manage your work and home life and balance without losing the plot!
It is important to be heathy to make sure that their clients get the right service.
so we dont get burnout. worried, stressed, emotional
It brings balance, engagement with work and appropriate nuanced reactions.
Emotional Awareness allows us to come to terms with what we are
1. In order to keep on top of everything and keep the firm and household going.
I was made redundant as a result of COVID-19, and family are at risk due to age and health. The impact has left me nervous and worried
In order to deal with clients and to be at your best you need to be emotional calm as a lot of the time they are going though difficult times.
I have been furloughed that it has been very uncertain for me as I have no idea when I will be going back to work.#
Legal professionals tend to see the worst of people both in our clients and with a competitive environment. We need to be strong to support them t their worst times.
difficult to move all communication and procedures online, tech is not always easy to use, impersonal too
Impact - initially excitement at working from home but then I was furloughed mid-May which caused a lot of anxiety and upset. But since I have adapted and been very busy with webinars which has caused me to have a greater sense of purpose again.
The pandemic has been akin to a forced sabbatical I would not have taken.
I was on furlough after I handed in my notice and had the worry of not having a new job to go too
I work in Gibraltar and we have all been going into the office during the whole of lockdown
We need human contact to validate our decisions and actions.
Keep you in suspense!!
Anxiety - leading to lack of sleep, creating a cycle, routine, exercise, cutting alcohol, jigsaw puzzles to calm brain all helpful - also speaking to friends and family and some colleagues
1. Tearful, panicked, I'm useless, its my fault, ther's too much to do and not enough time, how can I keep everyone happy?
The sunshine coming out.
I tend to have an imposter syndrome at work
Sadness, anxiety, anger; impact was crying, not being able to sleep; speaking through the issues with family and friends helped
2. Makes me freeze and compounds the problem
Agree on the freezing - lack of focus, distracted
1) fear, like being a rabbit in a cage constantly prodded with a stick with nowhere to run. 2) lost sleep, emotional distress, tears, anger. 3) taking sick leave from work, using friends and family for support
Sometimes feel like a hamster on a wheel with no end
What is helpful is proportion as to what has happened and it is generally not so awful. Nuance. Calibration
3. Deep breath, walking away and taking a break. Doing something not related that makes me feel I have achieved something.
Feeling like a duck clm on the surface but feet going like mad
Not getting immediately upset or anxious at a stressful situation - pause, process and reflect in order to stop that happening
Assertiveness - in previous roles I was quite passive because I didn't want to cause any disruption even though what I was experiencing was bad. But now that I'm better equipped with more knowledge, and also that there's nothing that surprises me anymore, I will start to gain more confidence to speak up
Focus on what can be done - stop looking too far ahead and worrying about that (oh and eating less pork pies!)
I need to make a list and stick to it and learn to delegate, Stop saying yes taking on additional side projects.
Also drinking less caffeine…
Being more present oriented rather than ruminating about what "could be"
Going outside to calm down before overacting to an issue, eating more health and to take up yoga to help with breathing
Saying 'no' more
Recommend Adriene on you tube for daily yoga - really helpful
As you get up in the morning say to yourself It is going to be a great day !
Communicate more with team to not feel this isolated. Taking more regular breaks as my eyes are aching too much screen
gratitude and an examen each evening
Apologies for the plug - check out my 'Lawyers Healthy Minds Group' on Eventbrite...
gratitude improves the health of your heart too, it’s a super tool!
A positive video from a law firm. Worth a watch: https://media.cmslegal.com/media/embed?unique_key=311157f5e22a11a163230d197cfe5820&width=720&height=405&autoplay=false&autolightsoff=false&loop=false&clean
Thank you...really enjoyed the webinar...I'll definitely be checking out the website!
I want to roll this out to the office. Any recommendations?
How can we pick up and sustain healthy practices
Thank you Emma it has really given me a lot to think about and how to deal with situations better
Thank you both, really interesting and helpful.
Thank you very helpful
thanks very much
Thank you for an encouraging webaniar
Morrise please email firstname.lastname@example.org for some Fit for Law resources to share in the office
thank you for this - very useful
Thank you. The webinar has been really helpful
Thank you both, very helpful and thought-provoking.
Thank you, very interesting info
The best guide I ever got and need to regularly remind myself of is to ensure I/we get food [nutrtion], sleep and exercise, doesn’t solve everything but a good base line. Many thanks for today.
Thank you, I want to start building some of this into our law degree so the lawyers of the future can start to think about this early on.
Thanks for putting this webinar on!