Although we are still a month or two out from bar exam study season, many students are wondering what they can do now to help set themselves up for exam success. One skill that many of my students (and others) have told me has been really helpful for them is learning how to meditate.
“Sure Lee, you are just saying this because you live in San Francisco.”
Not at all! Meditation (or mindfulness) is a movement in the business and legal community where high functioning people are learning the benefits of incorporating meditation into their daily schedules. Students studying for the bar exam have shared with me that meditation has helped them cope with anxiety and stress, even during the days of the bar exam.
I have dabbled with a meditation practice myself over the last year, but after a number of students recently shared with me their stories of success, I took a challenge to start meditating every day (you can read my “kick-off” post on the Law School Toolbox).
Want to try it out? I am using the Headspace App and another student recommended Complete Relaxation Lite.
Here is the thing, meditation is a skill.
And to get benefits from it, you must practice. If you think this is something that might help you for the bar exam (or just life) why not start now! You don’t want to try to pick up this skill while studying. Now is the perfect time to give it a try.
Still don’t believe me? Check out these recent articles on the benefits of meditation!
Have questions or want to share your experience with mindfulness? Leave us a note in the comments!
You might also find these posts helpful:
- Bar Study Tips: Stop Saying I Can’t
- Bar Study Tips: How to Cope with Stress
- Bar Study Tips: Getting Mentally Ready for the Bar Exam
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I teach meditation to lawyers. I graduated with honors from Rutgers Law School. If a person is open to learning, it is impossible not to benefit from a mediation practice, especially guided by an expert.