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How a hobby helps with wellness

 

Before you became a physician - and as a physician - you’re a person with many interests, goals and ideas. It would be narrow-minded to think every health care worker’s sole passion is practicing medicine. While that may be a large one, it’s likely you have other dreams you’ve thought about pursuing. The good news is that it’s not just possible, but ideal, for your personal and professional life to engage with hobbies or interests that aren’t exclusive to your time spent practicing. Nurturing these types of hobbies offer some distance from work life and ....

 

Alexandra Cappetta
 

Healthy habits make healthy providers

 

Did you ever think your patients could benefit from you following the same advice you offer them? Exercise and a healthy diet are only the tip of the wellness iceberg but, as a physician or advanced practice provider, you know these small decisions add up to a big difference. When you reflect on your own habits, ask yourself if you’re taking proper steps to be your best self - both physically and mentally. Here are some reminders of how your diet and physical activity can directly impact your performance as a health care professional: Increased energy and alertness As you make rounds, ....

 

Alexandra Cappetta
 

Top three benefits to getting away

 

Being a physician is stressful; being a physician in 2020 and 2021 during a global pandemic added new meaning to that stress.  You’ve had to adapt to unprecedented demands, and in many cases change how you provide patient care. If you can, take advantage of time away from work to reset and - after this past year - you may need it more than ever. There are many benefits to taking a vacation or getting away from the demands of work, and below are three that should have you planning your next trip and unplugging soon. Increased happiness The Institute for Applied Positive Research ....

 

Megan Trippi
 

Looking for that work/life balance?

 

Yes, a healthy work/life balance is a critical component of your job-search strategy. But it’s also a complex issue with many personal nuances. So before you get enticed by an opportunity that professes "work/life balance," first consider what exactly that means to you and your family. Figure out what you value most in your work and in your home, and how the interplay of those factors should be structured to result in your best overall health. Also consider what your life might look like a couple of years from now, and how your needs might change. Once you have a grasp on what ....

 

 

Protecting your free time

 

The quality-of-life component for every job opportunity you consider is directly tied to your personal satisfaction away from work. But even if the location you are considering possesses all the amenities you and your family desire, what good is it if you don’t have the free time to enjoy them? Though some elements of your demanding schedule simply come with the profession, there are some contractual items within your employment agreement that can help you preserve a healthy work/life balance. Work schedule and hours Does the language of your contract clearly define your work expectation....

 

 

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