Although at times rewarding, criminal defense is often stressful, busy, and difficult intellectually and emotionally. It takes its toll.

The past few years, mindfulness has gone mainstream thanks to people like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dan Harris, Congressman Tim Ryan, among many others. And it works. With practice, rather than rush from thought to thought, you will be able to step-back and objectively evaluate what’s happening before choosing whether and how to respond.

There are even apps for your phone (e.g. Headspace and Calm) to help make incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine easier. Give it a shot.

“Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” –Victor E. Frankl