Taking Time For You As A Physician

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Taking Time For You As A Physician


As physicians do their very best to keep clients happy and healthy, it can be difficult to remember that you should always remember to take some time for yourself at the end of the day. It is easy to become burnt out in such a high-stress field, but here are a few ways to hold yourself to the same standards given to patients every day.


  1. Remember to relax. With pressing matters on the brain, this is one of the simplest yet most ignored pieces of advice, just remembering to breathe at the end of a busy day. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just to sit back and take even a few minutes to sit down and give yourself a little time to be quiet and still, not worried by the many stresses of the day.


  1. Spend time on your own hobbies. When 100% of yourself is being given to other people, it is easy for everything you used to enjoy to get pushed to the back burner, met with promises that it will only be for a little while. Think back to these things you used to enjoy, and go back and pick them up again. You may be surprised to realize just how many old hobbies have been forgotten.


  1. Learn to practice mindful meditation. Having grown in popularity in recent years, it’s easy to see why meditation has received so much attention worldwide. It is an incredible way to learn how to sit back and breathe, blocking out all the worries of the day and focusing entirely on you.


  1. Stick to an exercise routine. On our feet all day, rushing from patient to patient, it’s easy to neglect any other form of exercise, too exhausted after a long day of care to even think of it. However, not all forms of exercise have to be incredibly labor-intensive, such as practicing simple yoga poses and routines. Plus, the benefits of exercise do not stop at simple physical improvement, most forms scientifically proven to promote mental health and stress management.


  1. Learn to enjoy being by yourself.. Learn how to enjoy taking your own quiet moments, to let daily stresses and worries melt from your shoulders. When always surrounded by people and constant activity, being completely alone can be strange and new, but it doesn’t have to be a negative thing. Dedicate a day entirely to yourself, with no outside interaction. You’d be surprised to see just how wonderful your own company can be.


The next time you find yourself overcome with work and pulled in different directions by others, go ahead and consider these suggestions, and find the time to rediscover yourself.