Ever had that feeling that you have too many things to do, all of them important, that you don’t quite know where to start? That feeling that if someone asks you to do one more thing, you are not sure that you will respond in a “constructive” way. You feel keyed up, your chest tight … Continue reading Learn to check your StressOmeter before a crash!
“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day” said Pooh. AA Milne I have been flirting with mindfulness for the past 18 months. Dipping in and out of it, but never fully committing. I know that it would be good for me, just as being more active and eating more … Continue reading Mindful or Mind Full?
A post by Dr Clare Barton, a GP who has a passion for all things that promote health and happiness. This has led her to founding In the Zen Garden. She is also co-founder of Medical Exam Prep. I've been reaching for the words for a while now, but somehow it has been really difficult to formulate them … Continue reading On leaving medicine
When I was first writing about preventing burnout, I did not feel that I could add much personal value. I bypassed the prevention stage completely. I headed straight to having to think about recovering from burnout. If I had recognised where my escalating stress would have led me, if I had appreciated how unwell I … Continue reading Preventing burnout – what I would do differently knowing what I know now
A poem dedicated to those who work from dawn to dusk and beyond! An early start decides my fate For ‘Mount Backlog’ lies in wait Whilst the sane are still in bed My only chance to get ahead Days off, I’ve spent to no avail Seeking ‘catch-up’ Holy Grail Declaring ‘I’m not really here!’ By … Continue reading Mount Backlog
By the same author as the poem about Burnout. This is the second in her series. “Experiential Practice” Depression, Insomnia, OCD Anorexia, Stress, Anxiety A minor expert you will see If you consult this GP For they have all afflicted me With these conditions of the mind I like to think that you would find … Continue reading A poem about “Experiential Practice”
Some have called physician burnout a public health crisis. If you read any of Dr Pamela Wibble's work she says that "physician burnout is physician abuse". Is it just that we are not sufficiently resilient? Are some of us just too long in the tooth to change and learn and adopt a “resilience toolkit”? Given the … Continue reading Why is this happening now and what can we do about it?