So, you want to get involved in Lawyer Well-Being Week?

Welcome! This page is a one-stop-shop for planning a Lawyer Well-Being Week activity.

Activity IdeasWhether you’re solo or part of a small or large law firm, there are many ways to participate in Lawyer Well-Being Week. The Well-Being Week team has been working hard to make it easy for you to do so.

Each of the 5 days in Lawyer Well-Being Week is focused on one dimension of overall well-being as defined by the National Task Force. Below, you’ll find a downloadable tip sheet of 46 ideas as well as multiple planning guides for activities that align with the well-being dimensions.

The activities are designed to be doable and adaptable. Each planning guide describes how you might run the activity with a small, medium, or large investment (i.e.,  time, money, and/or organizational support). Each also includes an activity description, guidance for planning and running it, suggestions for any needed resources, and an explanation of how the activity supports well-being.

If you decide to participate, we’d love to see you on social media. Please post about what you’re planning, use the hashtag #LawyerWellbeingWeek, and follow along as the week unfolds!

 


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Activity Ideas

46 Activity Ideas

Align

Spiritual Well-Being: Cultivating a sense of meaning and purpose in work and life. Aligning our work and lives with our values, goals, and interests.

Values Challenge

Personal Mission Statement

Connect

Social Well-Being: Building connection, belonging, and a reliable support network. Contributing to our groups and communities.

The Upward Spiral

Make Kindness The Norm

Gratitude Challenge Level 1

Gratitude Challenge Level 2

Gratitude Challenge Level 3

Connect to Thrive

Stay Strong

Physical Well-Being: Striving for regular activity, good diet and nutrition, enough sleep and recovery. Limit addictive substances and seek help for physical health when needed.

Desk Yoga

5K Walk/Run

Onsite Fitness Classes

Feel Well

Emotional Well-Being: Valuing emotions. Developing an ability to identify and manage emotions for health, to achieve goals, and to inform decisions. Seeking help for mental health when needed.

2-Minute Stress Relief

Design Your Self-Care Plan

Engage & Grow

Occupational Well-Being: Seeking personal satisfaction, growth, and enrichment in work. Aiming for financial stability.

Peak Performance Through Character Strengths

Best Possible Self

Wheel of Professional Development

Engage & Grow

Intellectual Well-Being: Engaging in continuous learning, engaging in creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development, monitoring cognitive wellness.

Build Healthy Workplaces

Healthy Workplaces Factors: Striving to develop in the 12 areas that define psychologically healthy workplaces: (1) organizational culture of trust, honesty, and fairness, (2) psychological and social support, (3) clear leadership & expectations, (4) civility & respect, (5) psychological competencies, (6) growth & development, (7) fair and timely recognition & rewards, (8) involvement  & influence, (9) workload management, (10) work engagement, (11) balance between work and non-work priorities, and (12) psychological protection.

(Source: Adapted from the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Best Practice Guidelines for Psychologically Healthy Workplaces in the Legal Profession).

Conduct a Healthy Workplace Needs Analysis