As I look back on stressful times in my life, specifically in pharmacy school, I now think “that wasn’t so bad.” I think about how we can make situations we go through 1,000 times more stressful than what they really are and how it important it is to take care of ourselves during situations that are out of our control.
As health care professionals, we encounter challenging patient situations or general work situations daily that affect all aspects of our life, not just work. The majority of our time is spent with our colleagues and patients, so our work life highly affects our daily mood, outlook, and overall quality of life. So, let’s sit back and think, what do we do on a daily basis to help manage our stress? What do we do to keep a positive attitude? How can we effectively lift up our patients and manage their chronic disease states?Read More