Jul 22, 2007
By: Alvaro Fernandez
The ABA (American Bar Association) Journal has a good article titled Law Hacks: 101 tips, tricks and tools to make you a more productive, less stressed-out lawyer, combining tips on email usage, software, and some brain tips from us:
- 67 “The Web site SharpBrains suggests self-improvement exercises. Try this one: Take five-minute visuÃ‚Âalization breaks with deep and regular breathing, picturing beautiful landscapes or pleasant or successful memories, especially after finishing a tough task.”
- 68 “Improve your mental acuity by subtracting numbers, i.e., 7 from 200 (200, 193, 186, 179 …) or practicing an exponential series (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 …). The point is not to become a math genius or be smarter than a fifth-grader, but just to keep your mind sharp.”
- 69 “It takes a system to be productive, but it’s also useful to try something different every day to stay sharp. For example, try commuting differently or talking to new people.”
Some more tips?
- Here is our full post on Brain Exercise FAQs.
- And the notes from a Stress Management Workshop we run at Accenture recently.
- You may also be interested in this article on Ten Important Truths About Aging: How we age is at least partially under our control, published by The Complete Lawyer, where you can learn why stress management is important, and more tips.
- And a Best practice for peak performance: emwave biofeedback