Attorney Well Being Committee

This Committee works to enhance the understanding of issues associated with attorney well being through education and other awareness activities. The Committee also explores programs, accumulates data and provides analysis to enhance attorney well being.

513 Fairfax Ave
Nashville, TN 372124010
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Immediate Past Chair
Tennessee Dept of Treasury
502 Deaderick Street, Andrew Jackson Bldg
Nashville, TN 37243
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Smiling Makes a Difference for You, Others

Positive psychologists have found that smiling evokes positive emotions in the person who smiles, as well as those who see the smiling face.  Whenever the situation is appropriate, be aware of your surroundings and try making eye contact with people nearby and smile. In addition, smiling can help you convey a positive attitude and reasonableness, even during difficult telephone conversations that could otherwise become unpleasant or even confrontational.
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Tracking Positive Change Can Reap Mental Benefits

Making an effort to notice the positive aspects of your life can have specific and beneficial results. Positive psychologists asked volunteers to each night write down three good things that happened that day and reflect for a few minutes on each one. Benefits resulting from this exercise included increased happiness, increased moments of gratitude and other positive emotion, enhanced capacity for hope and optimism, improved physical health and decreased depression. Why not give this simple exercise a try? Think of three instances of something that went right during the past 24 hours, write them down, and spend a few minutes reflecting on them (i.e., cause of the good thing, my contribution to the good thing, similar good things can happen in the future if I do X, what this good thing means). Do this for two weeks and see whether you notice a difference!

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