wellness lawyer life happy law


Calling all members of the legal profession – CBABC Young Lawyers have a challenge for you!

I am the Wellness Officer on the CBABC Young Lawyers executive and a member of the section's wellness committee. I am writing this post to invite you all to join our 10 Day Wellness Challenge which starts today, June 23, 2014, and runs until July 4, 2014!

You can sign up and join in at www.wellnessinbrief.org. More information about the challenge is set out below, and on the Wellness Challenge website.

Wellness Challenge 2014

Do you have a wellness goal? Is it to dust off that bike and get outside to enjoy the sunshine, or complete a road race? Perhaps it’s to finally attend that yoga class you’ve been dying to try? Maybe it’s to cook that delicious recipe you found instead of ordering take-out from where they already know your usual order?

Share your wellness achievements with your colleagues and challenge them to be well too!

The CBABC Young Lawyers – Lower Mainland Section Wellness Committee challenges you to be well! We are encouraging all members of the legal profession – paralegals, support staff, lawyers of all ages, judges, court staff, etc. – to dedicate some time to wellness in any area of your life, not just health, each weekday for two weeks.

Register now  at www.wellnessinbrief.org!

Dedicate some time to wellness (in any area of your life, not just health) each weekday for two weeks and sharing your experience by:

-          Facebook – tagging and posting to the Canadian Bar Association 

-          Twitter - tweet us at @CBA_BC and use #wellnessinbrief and the day of the Wellness Challenge that you’ve completed (eg. #WCDay1, #WCDay2 etc)

-          Instagram – share your photos with us using hashtag #wellnessinbrief and the day of the Wellness Challenge that you completed it on (eg. #WCDay1, WCDay2 etc)

You get one wellness point for each day that you post.  We hope you will join in, be creative, and get a little excited about treating yourself well!

Be inspired.

Who needs a massage? Could you use a meaningful catch up with an old friend? When was the last time you went out to a movie? How good would it feel to declutter your office…to put that marketing plan you’ve been meaning to make down on paper…to get to know your colleague down the hall a little better…or to actually set up that coffee meeting with that someone who inspires you? Can you imagine the smile on your loved ones’ faces when you cook them that gourmet meal, or surprise them with a night out? What would it be like if you actually signed up for (and went to) that dance class, painting lesson, or volleyball team? And how amazing it would be to get that extra much needed luxurious hour of sleep?

These are all basic ideas. Creativity is encouraged. If you can orchestrate an impromptu office dance party, bonus points for you! We are so excited, and we hope you are too. This project is not about working less and living more, it is about incorporating wellbeing into the definition of what it means to be a great lawyer and member of the legal profession, so that we can have the capacity to give more in all areas of our lives, including our careers.

I hope you will join in the fun. Your wellbeing is the foundation for a life you love.



Image credit 1