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Paula Davis J.D., M.A.P.P.
You have to be comfortable living with whatever decision you make, and that’s really all that matters.
Resilience isn’t about toughness. It’s about recharging and prioritizing your mental well-being.
Leadership is a set of behaviors that promote good teaming, kindness, empathy, and courage.
Talking about stress and burnout isn’t easy for most people, but there are many ways teams, leaders, and organizations can improve.
We need to learn more about burnout in the legal profession so that we can start to address its causes in a systemic way.
A critical part of burnout prevention is to understand your “wiring” and how these traits influence how you process the world.
The very first step in solving burnout is to acknowledge that we’ve have been talking about burnout in the wrong way, and the conversation needs to change.
Many workers prioritize their jobs ahead of every other part of their lives, but it becomes difficult to sustain this all-or-nothing view of work.
Many things can impact your mental strength. Here are four strategies to help you cope when faced with unexpected adversity.
The pandemic has created a mental health crisis for parents. Here are some strategies to help.
There are a variety of tools kids of all ages can learn to manage stress and build their mental strength, and it's never too soon to start teaching them.
Here are specific steps you can take to facilitate the reinvention process and create the change you want in your life and at work.
How do you respond to change? I assumed people’s response to the significant change we’re all facing now would be pretty uniform, but I was wrong.
Resilience is complex and multidimensional, and people respond to challenging circumstances in a range of ways.
Making critical decisions in times of crisis is hard. You want to slow down knee-jerk reactions, but you don’t want to be paralyzed by analysis.
When faced with a crisis, it can be difficult in the moment to imagine the experience will lead to growth. But it can make you stronger.
Anxiety and uncertainty are off the charts right now, but there are ways you can preserve your mental strength during these trying times.
Research continues to show benefits beyond just teaching individuals how to better cope with stressful work environments.
I stopped practicing law a decade ago, and I’ve been astounded at how much the legal profession has changed in the years since.
Is burnout real? Yes, it is.
Given the busyness of life, the ongoing pace of work, and the general tenor of the world in which we live, hope is an important skill to develop.
Technology and stress: Would you rather break your phone or a bone?
Senior level positions come with high demands. The pressure can impact a leader’s decision-making, confidence, and ability to perform effectively.
Stress is a popular topic these days, but the fact that you can respond to stress in a variety of ways is often less reported.
Think of the last time you encountered a jerk at work. How did you handle the situation?
What does it feel like to burn out at work? How do I know if I’m burning out? Do I have to leave my job if I’m burning out?
You can increase resilience via a number of pathways, but one of the most important ways is to develop the ability to think flexibly and accurately during challenge and adversity.
Building your self-efficacy in one area of your work or life spills over into other areas.
Design thinking is a problem-solving process that can help you get unstuck.
In order to be an impactful lawyer and an effective leader in this era of continuous change, resilience must be part of your toolkit.
Paula Davis, J.D., M.A.P.P., is a stress management and work/life performance expert providing strategies for a healthier, more resilient you.