Work Life Balance for Physicians - How to Tip the Scales

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance is key to preventing Physician Burnout - but exactly HOW do you create balance in the first place?

Here are 2 Key Actions (and 3 Power Tools) to help you create more balance this week - Field Tested and Doctor Approved. 

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Work Life Balance - Frustration is a Call to Action

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

A Work Life Balance tool that Taps Frustration to Build a Better Week Ahead

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Work Life Balance Planning Formula 1 + 1 = 53

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance Planning Formula 1 + 1 = 53

One of the biggest stressors for my physician clients is finding some work life balance in your busy week. We are always taught that our patient’s needs come first and we are never shown the “Off” switch on our doctor programming … so it is very easy for our career to become the #800 gorilla that takes up our whole lives.

AND when you are ready to create some work life balance … it has to be quick, simple and easy to do so … otherwise there just isn’t enough time and energy to get the job done.

The biggest reason doctors don’t have work life balance is we don’t have a habit of planning for it.

  • It takes a plan to make time for the simple things in our lives that make it sweeter.
  • It takes a plan to make time for the big “Bucket List” items that make our memories.
  • And planning and scheduling triples the odds you will actually take these work life balancing steps.

Here is a simple, quick and powerful work life balance planning process you can start today

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Work Life Balance Schedule HACK for Busy Doctors

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance and the Schedule HACK Shortcut

In a previous video I showed you the #1 Skill for Work Life Balance. Here is a simple, powerful shortcut a client and I came up with this week for quickly helping anyone create more work life balance

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Work Life Balance – the #1 Life Balance Skill

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance is Simple when you realize …

If all you carry is a work calendar, work will always dominate your time. In this video I show you how to create balance with a Life Calendar and the magic word this makes possible.

The #1 Life Balance Skill  and the Power of  “NO”

NOTE: 
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Work Life Balance for Doctors – Day Hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

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Work Life Balance for Doctors – day hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

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Work Life Balance for Doctors – building your "OFF" switch

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

One of the reasons work life balance is so difficult for physicians is the missing “OFF” switch on our doctor programming.

You are trained so thoroughly over such a long time how to be “ON” as a doctor that your physician programming dominates your entire life — running continuously both at work and at home. Work life balance can begin only when you are able to shut that doctor programming OFF – something we were never taught how to do in medical school or residency.

In this post I will show you how to build your own personal “OFF” switch to your doctor programming and get the daily dose of work life balance you must have to prevent physician burnout.

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Here’s a personal example of the effects of the missing “OFF” switch …

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Work Life Balance for Physicians - Scheduled Spontaneity

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Work Life Balance for Physicians – the power of “Scheduled Spontaneity”

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Work Life Balance for Physicians – Three Steps to Saying NO with Grace and Power

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance for Doctors – the power of a Positive “NO”

Choosing to be a Physician is a lot like inviting an 800 pound gorilla to be a permanent house guest. Gorillas are big, take up a lot of space, eat all your food and are not house trained … so there are messes to clean up every week.

Left to its own devices, your Medical Career will knock your work life balance out by doing the very same things …

  • Take up every spare minute
  • Use all your energy, patience, empathy and attention
  • Mess up your other relationships by crowding them out or interrupting at the worst possible moment

[ see the full Work Life Balance Tools Library page here ]

Work Life Balance can go out the window very quickly. The Career that was supposed to give you a great life … quickly becomes the entire focus of your life … and physician Burnout starts nipping at your heels.

All is not lost …

Just like a gorilla can be trained to perform amazing acts of patience and skill … your career can also be corralled and tamed. It takes the deliberate use of just one word.

Work Life Balance depends on how often you say “NO”

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