The last couple of weeks have been abnormal due to the aborted trial, then vacation and closet building.

Today really starts the new routine I have planned for my work to reduce stress. Both new lawyers have started, and I deliberately hired people wirh a combination of experience, fearlessness, and a bit of a chip on their shoulder. I plan to send them into battle while I direct the action from the office. I am hoping that if I can stay a step removed from the fray (particularly spending less time talking to other lawyers) I can reduce stress by being a tactician rather than a fighter.

I have done a good job with diet, and a mostly good job with exercise. Stress is the toughest one for me in light of my job. At cardiac rehab, they gave me a cartoon of a guy banging his head on his desk and some generic stress management platitudes. It really wasn’t that helpful.