This week, I noticed a post of Facebook (or maybe a pinned quote on Pinterest?) about action as the enemy of anxiety. That makes sense to me. Collecting savings in an emergency account and paying down my student loans has eased my anxiety about job prospects somewhat. So I spent a little time wondering if there was any other action I could take that would soften the blow if my job disappears in the next few months.
How about finishing my CLE requirements? I'm part of the reporting group that has to submit proof of completion of CLE at the end of the year. Thanks to my firm's requirement that first- through third-year associates attend all CLE lunches related to their practice area, I had easily fulfilled the requirement for general hours, but still needed to complete six hours of ethics, bias and substance abuse CLE. On a particularly slow day this week, I made the most of the firm's ample, free online CLE materials and knocked out this requirement.
As Facebook (or Pinterest) promised, taking action provided some relief!