Welcome to Well Being in Law Week, 2022!

Well Being Week in Law 2022

This year, the Hamilton County Law Library is participating in national Well-Being Week in Law, May 2-6, 2022.

Well-Being Week in Law began in 2020 as an initiative of the Institute for Well-Being in Law.

The Institute defines Well-Being in Law as “a continuous process in which we strive for thriving in each dimension of our lives.”

The dimensions are:

Emotional—Value emotions.  Develop ability to identify and manage our emotions to support mental health, achieve goals, & inform decisions.  Seek help for mental health when needed.

Intellectual—Engage in continuous learning. Pursue creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development. Monitor cognitive wellness.

Occupational—Cultivate personal satisfaction, growth, and enrichment in work.  Strive to maintain financial stability.

Physical—Strive for regular activity, good diet & nutrition, enough sleep, & recovery.  Limit addictive substances.  Seek help for physical health when needed.

Spiritual—Develop a sense of meaningfulness and purpose in all aspects of life.

Social--Develop connections, a sense of belonging, and a reliable support network. Contribute to our groups and communities.

And, each day, we are going to share resources from both the Institute for Well Being In Law and local programming.

So, how exciting, let’s begin!

Monday—Stay Strong: Physical Well-Being

Striving for regular activity, good diet and nutrition, enough sleep and recovery.  Limit addictive substances and seek help for physical health when needed.

Please feel free to check out the programming that IWIL has offered on their page, on topics like movement, aka physical activity, and self-care, in the link below.

How to participate in Well-Being Week today?

Our local bar associations are also promoting physical activity and wellness as we start this journey this May.

The Ohio State Bar Association Wellness Community has a Virtual 25 Mile Challenge, where you can walk, run, or bike 25 miles from May 1-June 20.  For more information, check out the OSBA’s Virtual 25 Mile Challenge.

The Cincinnati Bar Association is hosting a Yoga for Lawyers program this Friday, May 6, 1-2.

And, the Cincinnati Bar Association Health and Well-Being committee has wonderful wellness content on the CBA’s YouTube page.

For more information on the importance of good sleep, nutrition, and exercise, take a look at the CBA Balanced Living Lecture Videos.

Check out:

Living Healthy Despite Stress

Chasing the Illusory Good Night’s Sleep

Busting Fitness Fads

How to Make Fit FIT: Debunking Exercise Myths

Your Health it’s the Heart of the Matter

How to Make Fit FIT: Sticking to It

How to Make Fit FIT

Eat to Live! Fuel Up Right to Fill Up on Life

A Good Night’s Sleep: Why You Need It & How to Get It

**small disclosure: this author is a member of the IWIL Newsletter and Programming Committees, and the CBA Health and Well Being Committee.