Looking after yourself – where the #@$% do you start?!?

How often have you been told about the importance of looking after yourself?

 

I’m sure you’ve lost count just from the times your mother said it to you!

 

We all know it matters, so why are 87% of doctors stressed and over half experiencing burnout right now?

Looking after yourself

Either we aren’t prioritising wellbeing, or we aren’t sure how to achieve it.

 

From my research it commonly starts with being unsure what to do, so we choose to ignore it.

 

Because I run Australasia’s largest medical recruitment company, for locum and permanent doctors, I am privileged to speak with many. Two years ago I conducted research into what makes doctors thrive, and what makes them struggle.

 

To be honest, I was looking for the magic bullet, the one thing that made all the difference.

 

I didn’t find it.

 

Instead I found eight core patterns of behaviour that are statistically more likely to be present in doctors who are thriving.

 

But there are only eight that are well correlated.

 

So while there’s not magic bullet, there are just eight behaviours to master for wellbeing. I turned these into an online course that you can register for at www.BeExceptional.com.

 

To give you an overview, here they are:

 

Purpose

Doctors who thrive remember why they became doctors in the first place, so many who are struggling have forgotten.

 

Presence

A huge number of doctors who are thriving are practicing mindfulness or meditation to increase their presence.

 

Physiology

To thrive we need to master how we move, what we eat, and how we sleep. There are some great ways to shortcut this and get real results.

 

Mindset

Results come from Actions, which are driven by Habits, which are driven by our Mindset. Mindset underpins it all. Thriving doctors are much more skilled at directing their mindsets to stay in empowering states.

 

Momentum

You might be surprised to find that doctors who are thriving at work are generally thriving in the other areas of their life that matter; family, health, wealth. The really fulfilled ones have a method to ensure momentum in each of these areas.

 

Leverage

Struggling doctors feel like they need to do it all, at work and at home. Thriving doctors build a team around them, at work and at home, so they can do what they love and have other people take care of the other stuff. That’s the basis of my wealth management company for doctors, MedCapital, that writes doctors financial plans and executes the entire plan.

 

The Shift

Being a doctor is a tough job, so thriving doctors develop a way to refill throughout the day.

 

Fun

Fun is important for our sense of wellbeing. Thriving doctors have more fun at work, and they make time for the things they love outside of work.

 

 

So that’s it, whether you’re a permanent doctor, a locum doctor, a junior doctor or a senior doctor, just eight things. If you want to master these then go to www.BeExceptional.com and register for the online course, complementary from me.

 

Let me know how you go.

How often have you been told about the importance of looking after yourself?

 

I’m sure you’ve lost count just from the times your mother said it to you!

 

We all know it matters, so why are 87% of doctors stressed and over half experiencing burnout right now?

Looking after yourself

Either we aren’t prioritising wellbeing, or we aren’t sure how to achieve it.

 

From my research it commonly starts with being unsure what to do, so we choose to ignore it.

 

Because I run Australasia’s largest medical recruitment company, for locum and permanent doctors, I am privileged to speak with many. Two years ago I conducted research into what makes doctors thrive, and what makes them struggle.

 

To be honest, I was looking for the magic bullet, the one thing that made all the difference.

 

I didn’t find it.

 

Instead I found eight core patterns of behaviour that are statistically more likely to be present in doctors who are thriving.

 

But there are only eight that are well correlated.

 

So while there’s not magic bullet, there are just eight behaviours to master for wellbeing. I turned these into an online course that you can register for at www.BeExceptional.com.

 

To give you an overview, here they are:

 

Purpose

Doctors who thrive remember why they became doctors in the first place, so many who are struggling have forgotten.

 

Presence

A huge number of doctors who are thriving are practicing mindfulness or meditation to increase their presence.

 

Physiology

To thrive we need to master how we move, what we eat, and how we sleep. There are some great ways to shortcut this and get real results.

 

Mindset

Results come from Actions, which are driven by Habits, which are driven by our Mindset. Mindset underpins it all. Thriving doctors are much more skilled at directing their mindsets to stay in empowering states.

 

Momentum

You might be surprised to find that doctors who are thriving at work are generally thriving in the other areas of their life that matter; family, health, wealth. The really fulfilled ones have a method to ensure momentum in each of these areas.

 

Leverage

Struggling doctors feel like they need to do it all, at work and at home. Thriving doctors build a team around them, at work and at home, so they can do what they love and have other people take care of the other stuff. That’s the basis of my wealth management company for doctors, MedCapital, that writes doctors financial plans and executes the entire plan.

 

The Shift

Being a doctor is a tough job, so thriving doctors develop a way to refill throughout the day.

 

Fun

Fun is important for our sense of wellbeing. Thriving doctors have more fun at work, and they make time for the things they love outside of work.

 

 

So that’s it, whether you’re a permanent doctor, a locum doctor, a junior doctor or a senior doctor, just eight things. If you want to master these then go to www.BeExceptional.com and register for the online course, complementary from me.

 

Let me know how you go.

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