Core Values and Hobbies
Spending regular time on a hobby or activity can help you feel better by managing stress and adding satisfaction and fulfillment to your life. Hobbies offer a break from daily work and can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Having a hobby can even have a positive impact on your overall health. At The Vital Lawyer, we provide inspirational CLE webinars to help lawyers live their best lives. At work and at home. The five core values at The Vital Lawyer are Vital Careers, Vital Minds, Vital Bodies, Vital Relationships, and Vital Balance.
Hobbies can offer significant benefits to not only your livelihood but also your career. Hobbies are one of the best ways for you to show passion and leadership in your professional life. Having a creative hobby is associated with positive work-related traits, like creativity on projects and innovative ideas. At the Vital Lawyer, we believe in our core value of Vital Careers. A successful legal career includes providing outstanding service to help clients achieve their goals while always continuing to learn and grow. Learning new hobbies will allow you to be multi-skilled, and can also help you to serve your clients better and think creatively at work.
Doing what makes you happy is one of the greatest stress relievers. Hobbies like reading, writing, or learning a new language can keep you productive and even increase mental clarity. Research by Matthew Zawadzki, a health psychologist at the University of California, Merced, shows that engaging in a mentally stimulating hobby reduces stress and negative moods. The study examines the relationship between leisure and health and well-being in daily life and supports the Vital Lawyer’s core value of Vital Minds. Hobbies and leisure activities can provide immediate stress relief, which has been shown to have numerous health and psychological benefits, such as improved focus, happiness, increased mental clarity, and a longer life.
Activities that keep you moving can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Hobbies such as gardening, hiking, dancing, yoga, or fitness keep us active. Physical activities such as these relate to the Vital Lawyer’s core value of Vital Bodies.
At the Vital Lawyer, we value both personal and professional relationships. Our courses and workshops support and provide tools to better build and develop these relationships. One of the best ways to foster new relationships and meet like-minded people is to engage in a shared activity. For example, a hobby that will help you to build relationships is participating in a game night. Thoughtful games like chess allow you to build a relationship with your opponent and the pace of the game can provide opportunities for conversation. Other hobbies that can help advance your relationships are team sports, volunteering, running clubs, or starting a book club.
Do you find yourself stuck in a daily or weekly routine? While it's important to stick to a schedule, sometimes the same routine becomes dull. Incorporating a hobby into your life can add excitement and help to increase your personal satisfaction. Having a hobby relates to The Vital Lawyer’s core value of Vital Balance. We believe in work-life balance and managing stress in order to live the best life possible. This means something different to every lawyer but there are some common concepts for all of us. Hobbies offer a break from daily work which can be relaxing. When you spend time doing an enjoyable activity that is not attached to work, your happiness and satisfaction with life will increase.
At The Vital Lawyer, we believe it is important to set aside a little time every day for activities we love. The Vital Lawyer will be hosting Flash Fiction Writing - A Perfect Hobby for Lawyers 10@10 event. This is a great way for you to try a new activity that could become your favorite hobby.