Shutting off your busy mind

From in-person workshops to online group discussions, it seems everyone is talking about the same thing this month…

How to shut off your busy mind.

During a leadership retreat earlier this month, one attorney shared that she was struggling to be present after work.

She was on the floor playing with her kids but her mind was somewhere else—at work.

Most everyone in the room could relate.

Last week, another lawyer asked for help in an online group. She was struggling with leaving work at work, thinking about it 24/7.

Dozens of others chimed in with similar stories, including having problems staying asleep because their pesky to-do lists were waking them up in the middle of the night.

With so much to do and only 24 hours in a day, it can seem as though it’s a never-ending battle.

But our ever-growing to-do lists aren’t the problem.

It’s our reactive minds.

You would think when a brain is overstimulated and tired, it would take a break.

But the opposite is true.

The more stimulated your brain, the more reactive and active it is.

Your mind won’t shut off no matter how hard you try.

So, what’s the answer?

Mindfulness and meditation, my friend.

In this week’s podcast episode, I’m sharing with you three guided meditations that can help.

Although they can provide immediate relief, if you incorporate them into a regular practice, they can begin to train your mind to be less reactive.

Even if you’ve tried meditation before and think you can’t do it, I guarantee it will work this time.

There’s a little trick you’re probably missing and I’m sharing the secret in today’s episode.

You can listen here.

Feel free to listen all the way through and then do the meditations later, or go ahead and find a nice quiet place to get your zen on :)



P.S. If your to-do list is getting the best of you, having an easy-to-follow planning system can help as well. If you join the LIfe & Law Planner™ preview group (which is absolutely free), you’ll get access to my design templates and videos explaining how to use them. The only requirement is that you complete a few short surveys and provide honest feedback. If you’re interested in joining the group, you can request access here.

Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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