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Focusing on Wellness During the Pandemic

By Burg Simpson
February 2, 2021
3 min read

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s lives across the globe. Many of us are facing challenges that are stressful, and at times, even overwhelming. Public health directives, such as physical distance and the wearing of masks, are necessary to reduce the spread of the virus, but they can also increase our stress by making us feel more isolated. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, your loved ones, and those around you become more resilient.

Coping with Stress

Most people have experienced some level and stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  But there are healthy ways to manage your stress:

  1. Eat right and take the necessary steps to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Get plenty of sleep
  4. Stay hydrated
  5. Take breaks from the news and social media. It is important to stay informed, but it is also important to disconnect occasionally.
  6. Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances
  7. Take time to relax
  8. Connect with friends, family, and your community in a healthy manner
  9. Ask for help when you need it

Taking Care of Each Other

When you have taken care of yourself, you will be in a better position to take care of others. Even though we are all doing our best to practice a physical distance at this time, it is still important to maintain a consistent connection with friends, colleagues, and family. You can help those in your life cope with stress by connecting with them via phone, email, and video chats. Make an appointment to connect with friends and family outside, go for a walk together, or even share a physically distanced meal. Connecting with each other helps us to feel less isolated and manage our levels of stress.

View Burg Simpson Shareholder David P. Hersh’s wellness video here.

About David P. Hersh

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.“   – Margaret Mead, American Cultural Anthropologist, 1901 -1978.

Based on his penchant for living a healthy lifestyle, focusing on wellness is a natural fit for David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.  Dave has joined forces with a group of lawyers who share similar concerns, and serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, a Colorado Supreme Court committee on raising well-being awareness for legal employers, and several different bar association committees created to support the well-being of those within Colorado and Wyoming’s legal communities.

Dave is a civil trial lawyer, one of the practice group leaders of the business and commercial litigation department of Burg Simpson, and General Counsel to the firm.  He focuses his practice on complex commercial matters involving contract disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, ownership disputes, construction matters, “bet your company” litigation, COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims, and professional negligence.

A skilled and experienced trial lawyer, Dave excels in the courtroom, expertly handling all aspects of litigation through his creative problem solving, persuasive communication, and outstanding analytical skills. He believes that the benchmark of his success comes from his passion for the law and steadfast mission to be the best advocate possible for his clients. Dave and his wife Julie enjoy bicycling, SCUBA diving, and snowshoeing.  Dave is active in the recovery community.

 

 

 

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