Physician Burnout - why most physician wellness retreats fail

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout - why most physician wellness retreats fail

Here is the dirty little secret about most physician retreats -- t hey don't work ... pure and simple.

And here is what I mean by "work". You choose a retreat - rather than a straight vacation - because you are longing for something to change about your practice.

But three months after your retreat experience, you look around and notice nothing is any different. Nothing has changed. It is the same old grind and the same feelings of "I don't know how much longer I can keep going like this".

You eventually admit you are still stuck in Einstein's Insanity definition. ARRRGGGHHH

Here's why that happens.

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Physician Burnout - How to Turn the Corner

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician burnout: How to turn the corner in your life and practice

No matter how exhausted and overworked you may feel right now -- no matter how frustrated with your practice or your out-of-balance life you may be -- there is a way to turn this corner.

Working harder is not the answer though

If you want different results in your life, you must take different actions

What got you here won't get you there

Don't fall into this trap

You can get to a place where you are running so fast - just to keep up with your current reality - that you don't have time to do anything more or anything different. I have heard people say over and over, "I am too busy to even think about doing things differently". 

Here is the key to getting out of this Catch 22, the key to getting out of this mind trap.

MATRIX 2.0

You have to find a way to step out of the flow of your life - in order to see things from a more strategic point of view - where the things you want to change can come into sharp focus

This lesson actually came to me from the world of the entrepreneur. 

You see, a person starting a small business can often end up overwhelmed by the details of being a solo entrepreneur. There is so much to do to coordinate your product/service, marketing, accounting and payroll and managing employees. It is a fairly close match for all the balls a physician has to keep up in the air -- and it can get equally unbalanced. 

Entrepreneurs have to learn this mantra sooner or later

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Physician Wellness Retreat and the Float Plane Bucket List Dance [video]

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The 2013 Heart of the Healer Physician Wellness Retreat was an amazing time on Orcas Island over our four days together in September

We worked on our Ideal Life and Ideal Practice Descriptions and created BIG and Little Bucket Lists ... with yoga and meditation in the mornings and whale watching and mountain hiking in the afternoons. All in the best summer weather of the year.

Here is a video of the cherry on top of the whole experience - our Float Plane flight back to Civilization

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Tags: physician burnout prevention, physician wellness, physician wellness retreat, heart of the healer, Physician burnout

Physician Burnout - When Being Smart Gets In Your Way

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout and When Being Smart Gets In Your Way

In this article let me show you how being smart can completely obstruct your happiness and what to do to get around this thinking person's roadblock to a better life. Head's up ... the more you are surprised by the last sentence, the more I encourage you to read this article.

Let me show you the truth in this statement:
"The most powerful things in life are simple actions ... not complicated thoughts."

[NOTE: at the end of this post is an opportunity to blast through this roadblock to create deeper changes in your life and practice]

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Physician Wellness Retreat 2013 – the Heart of the Healer

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Wellness and Transformation Retreat 2013

What if you were able to create a new relationship with your career as a busy physician. A “New Normal” where you designed your practice so it worked for you … instead of struggling to practice the way your current organization says you have to.

What if you could restore a sense of accomplishment and happiness to your work day and balance to your life? What if you could learn how to stop working so hard and create m ore life balance?

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