In honor of law school mental health week, we want to remind everyone of the importance of staying well! Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and finding time to take breaks from studying. You can’t succeed in law school if you’re sick or overly stressed, so take care of yourself! If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other problems, please reach out for help. Learning healthy ways to manage these issues will not only serve you well in law school, but also when you start practicing. Check out these resources for more information on maintaining your mental and physical health.
And, browse some of our favorite quotes to help you remember the importance of maintaining a positive frame of mind:
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget that as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln
“People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.” -Elizabeth Gilbert