The Difference: Time Off vs. Life Balance - 3 keys for vacations and holidays

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Life balance is more than just taking time off or going on vacation.

If it feels like you are drowning at work ... you need way more than a few breaths at the surface to give yourself any kind of meaningful recovery.

Here are three keys to using holidays and vacation to recharge yourself in ways that will make a big difference. These are keys to actually creating work-life balance. Use these to ensure you head back to work rejuvenated and in a better place than when you punched out.

Tags: Physician Burnout, Work Life Balance, prevent physician burnout

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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

Work Life Balance for Physicians is a constant battle between your longing for rest, relaxation, some exercise, time with friends and family ... any life at all ... and the voracious needs of the #800 Gorilla that is your career.

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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

Here is a simple, powerful shortcut a client and I came up with this week for quickly helping anyone create more work life balance

With this Schedule HACK you will have push button access to your Life Schedule and Family Calendar 24/7 and not have to learn any new scheduling process, computer program or cell phone app. And with your life and family calendar in hand … Magic Happens.

You develop the ability to say “NO” with elegance and grace.

Tags: Dike Drummond MD, Physician Burnout, Work Life Balance, Physician Coaching, time management

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Work Life Balance – the #1 Life Balance Skill

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance is Simple when you havd a tool to tame the #800 Gorilla that is your career.

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.

Tags: Dike Drummond MD, Work Life Balance, physician burnout treatment, time management

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