Lawyering: it’s a physical and psychological scrimmage.
Official advice focuses on workplace best practice guidelines. Pace yourself, take regular work breaks, get enough food, sleep, and exercise. But the reality is that law life is a combat zone – you do what you can in the time that you have and in the circumstances that you find yourself in.
Often this means sacrificing food, sleep, and personal needs, not to mention pulling all-nighters right before exams or that major work deadline. Hurl.
While toiling under extreme work or study conditions is not something we endorse, if you must do it then make sure you’re doing it right.
According to a study of children and teenagers following major surgery, music was capable of reducing physical pain. The effects were even more pronounced where children chose their own music.
Dr Lynn Webster from the American Academy of Pain Medicine says music:
Can generate not only a focus and reduction in anxiety, but it can induce a feeling of euphoria.”
In another study, two daily sessions of music relieved chronic pain symptoms related to conditions such fibromyalgia, inflammatory disease, or neurological conditions as well as anxiety and depression linked to chronic pain.
So if you find yourself in worlds of work or study hurt, here are our picks of the best tracks to ease your legally burdened mind.
Think we’ve missed any classic legally-themed songs? Let us know in the comments!