The following is a description of the diagram used in the article: The Report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and the Role of the Bar Admissions Community in the Lawyer Well-Being Movement

Defining Lawyer Well-Being

Diagram defines lawyer well-being as a continuous process in which we strive for thriving and improving in each dimension of our lives.

  • Intellectual (engaging in continuous learning and the pursuit of creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development; monitoring cognitive wellness)
  • Spiritual (developing a sense of meaningfulness and purpose in all aspects of life)
  • Physical (striving for regular physical activity, proper diet and nutrition, sufficient sleep, and recovery; minimizing the use of addictive substances; seeking help for physical health when needed)
  • Social (developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support network while also contributing to our groups and communities)
  • Emotional (recognizing the importance of emotions; developing the ability to identify and manage our own emotions to support mental health, achieve goals, and inform decision-making; seeking help for mental health when needed)
  • Occupational (cultivating personal satisfaction, growth, and enrichment in work; financial stability)
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