Doctors arguably have some of the most demanding jobs of all, juggling patient responsibly and harnessing a unique skillset, every day. As a result of, caring for their mental health can sometimes take a backseat, and result in burning out and exhaustion. However, making a few changes to your daily routine can help to stem the stress and burnout.
Below are some tips that can help doctors to prevent burnout syndrome.
Seems like the obvious choice but when dealing with ‘more important things’ like taking care of human life, you can easily forget about common physiological needs like diet.
Making changes to your food menu will help you reduce the stress that your body suffers. For example, you could prepare in advance your healthy meals at home for each day through a whole week and carry them on your job. You can even add some delicious smoothies which is perfect for that fast-paced life, for a fast-paced doctor.
Build Your Endurance
Healthy diet and fitness go hand in hand, so it stands to reason that adding a fitness regime to your daily plans will assist you in being in peak condition for your demanding job. Physical activity has been proven to reduce stress that can come from working long hours.
Life can get in the way and we are all guilty of falling into a routine and putting ourselves last. As a result, we get into a rut where we don’t rest our mind, body and soul.
Practicing the art of mindfulness, can help to clear your mind from the same thoughts, to cast out the negative emotions and to make space for new fresh and positive ideas. Mindfulness is also known as a form of meditation.
There are many apps on the market, that can make the art of learning how to meditate even easier. They can help you sleep better at night as well as help you get your mind in a calm state before that long shift that may require more focus than usual. Practicing meditation or mindfulness can help your body, and your mind will feel more relaxed and calmer over time.
No matter how you live a busy life, it’s important to stay healthy so you can keep up with it. Making wrong decisions when your body is sending you warning signals can lead you to problems that can be hard to solve later. Reward yourself anytime that you can, and the risk of burning out should eventually disappear.