Regardless of your area of practice, doctors spend their days supporting others. Whether it is face to face, or time spent diagnosing, preparing treatment plans and collaborating with colleagues for optimal patient outcomes, there is a significant emotional investment in being the best you can be.
Patients expect this of you and it is certainly a realistic expectation to have of yourself, however if the balance between supporting others and self-care is out of whack you may find yourself slipping from a healthy level of wellness.
If you have not yet found time to reflect on where you are and where you want to be in 2019, it’s time to stop and do just that. What will be your physical and mental health strategy in 2019?
Reflect on and acknowledge your vulnerabilities
- Are you working in isolation?
- Are you carrying compassion fatigue into the New Year?
- Has the year already started with too many long days?
Need a first step in the right direction?
Why not start with these excellent online tools for a quick emotional wellness assessment?
If the results cause concern then we recommend making an appointment with a GP.
MIGA has a number of ways to help you understand and manage your wellness.
Check out our Health Assessment bundle and download the Doctors’ Health eBook.
Head to our website for more information about Doctors’ Health.