Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we’re talking about something that’s incredibly important for everyone who’s preparing for the bar exam: self-care. Let’s face it, studying for the bar exam is stressful and so is legal practice. Working on self-care during your bar exam study period is one thing that will probably help you pass and also help you in your legal career.
In this episode we discuss:
- Paying attention to your breathing, and using breath work for mental wellness and stress relief
- Making time to exercise – it’s good for your brain and memory!
- Laughter therapy – tricking your brain to produce more serotonin
- Mindfulness: what it is, why it works, and how to incorporate it in your daily routine
- Simple yoga poses for stress relief
- Allowing yourself breaks – you’re not a robot
- Real life ways of getting adequate sleep and nourishing your body with food and water
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- Yoga Breathing: Alternate Nostril Breathing Video Tutorial
- Breath + Sound: 30 Minute Guided Breathwork Experience
- Harvard Health Blog, “Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills.”
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Laughter Therapy
- Kitten Therapy: The Prescription for Stress
- Getting Started with Mindfulness
- Being with Stressful Moments Rather Than Avoiding Them
- Insight Timer App
- Free Guided Meditations: UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
- Living Peace: Connecting Your Spirituality with Your Work for Justice
- Yoga Outlet – How to do Child’s Pose in Yoga
- Yoga Journal – Yoga for Inner Peace
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Filtering Your Phone’s Blue Light
- Bar Exam Mind
- Bar Exam Toolbox’s own Mindfulness archives
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