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Five Ways to Cultivate a Healthy Office Environment

Five Ways to Cultivate a Healthy Office Environment
Dr. Hank McCoy vs. Dr. Leonard McCoy by JD Hancock [https://flic.kr/p/7uVkyy] | CC BY 2.0 The average person works anywhere from 40-60 hours during a normal work week, which can become exhaustive for anyone, including physicians. Even though many patients seek our help for answers to their health problems, we need to be sure we are taking our own advice to heart. Many of us may have Mondays when we dread our alarm clock going off. With the most common day for a heart attack being Monday morning between the hours of 4 a.m. – 10 a.m., we must wonder...
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5 Ways to Pamper Yourself for less than $50

5 Ways to Pamper Yourself for less than $50
Spa in DVN by Dennis Wong [https://flic.kr/p/4FjjBY] | CC BY 2.0 A hot topic of conversation lately is physician burnout. Professionals in our profession are working themselves into the ground. One sure fire way to make sure you don’t reach the point of burnout is setting aside some good R & R time for yourself. Have you daydreamt about a day at the spa, or a day of pampering, then fell back into reality thinking “Oh that’s too expensive!” or “I need to use that money to pay my ____ bill?” It’s so easy to neglect ourselves simply because we think...
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Four Steps to Emotional Freedom

Four Steps to Emotional Freedom
Freedom by Josef Grunig [https://flic.kr/p/3D7Ztx] | CC BY-SA 2.0 As physicians, we are generally regarded as intelligent. However, we often are not as emotionally intelligent as we could be. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your emotions, express them and use them in positive ways. Emotional literacy is the ability to communicate about our feelings. If you can’t express your emotions honestly and feel understood, you will likely become angry, frustrated and sad. It is so important to learn how to speak about our emotions in a healthy way that creates good relationships and fosters intimacy with others. Here are...
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