It goes without saying that lawyers (even retired or semi-retired lawyers) experience stress at a level greater than the average person. I know you are aware of a variety of means of relieving stress, from meditation, to exercise, to adult beverages (not always recommended). But today I want to add a new method to your arsenal that you may not have considered before. I want you to develop a catalogue of meaningful and positive moments of pure nostalgia!
A reflection on some of the happiest and most meaningful moments of my life inevitably brings about a sense of calm and euphoria. I have developed a category of my “go to” memories so that depending on the circumstance that has produced the stress, I may have just one or two specifically capable of bringing calm to the moment. Let me give you some examples: