Doctors have one of the most stressful jobs in the world. All day they deal with people who are completely dependent on them for their health and often their life as well, and many of the decisions that doctors make are literally life and death decisions. These Doctors often do not realize how much of a toll all this stress has on them – we commend their bravery, but for their own sake doctors need to take a break once in a while. By virtue of their field doctors have to prioritize their work above all and slowly with time they start neglecting themselves!
What you have to realize is that the stress that we deal with everyday slowly starts hurting us in many different ways and the only way to rejuvenate our physical and mental well being is by taking a break. However many doctors do not even realize how stress is harming them, even though they are in the best position to diagnose these signs and fully understand the negative effects. This is exactly why we have articulated a list of signs that indicate your stress levels are taking a toll on your health. These signs are as follows,
Emotional Symptoms of stress
Given below are the top three signs that your stress levels are affecting your cognition and mental well being.
One of the most profound signs that indicate your stress levels are affecting your cognition is if you constantly have mood swings. This means that you will easily get agitated over little things and even if you are having the time of your life, you still feel down or indifferent. As a doctor this will not only deter them from working at their full potential but will also seep into their personal lives.
Another sign that indicates that you really need a break is when you start avoiding the companies of others. Basically when our stress levels are at an all time high we start to neglect our social life, either your daily routine is exhausting you that you simply do not have the strength to go out and get hammered or your cognition induces you to believe that a social life is a luxury that you cannot afford. You will start ignoring your friends and will deflect from social encounters. Most doctors will go straight home from the hospital as they simply do not have the strength to keep social appearances, but these people have to realize that they are slowly killing themselves.
Anxiety & low self esteem:
When you get stressed out, automatically your cognition will induce you with anxiety and low self esteem. Anxiety is actually considered to be a pathological disorder as it has the capacity of ruining a person’s life, if they do not take the appropriate steps to moderate the effects. At the same time doctors will start developing low self esteem and their perception of life might change permanently. Doctors help anxiety patients almost on a daily basis, but sometimes fail to diagnose their own symptoms as they are so preoccupied with their work.
Physical Symptoms of stress
Given below are the most prominent signs that your stress levels are harming your physical well being,
- Low energy
- Cold sweaty hands
- Nervous breakdowns
- Chest pain
- Rapid heartbeat
- Body aches
- Head aches
This list is just a glimpse of the array of deter mental affects that stress has on your physical well being. Put religion and beliefs aside for a moment and ask yourself what your purpose in life really is. Do you really believe that you have to dedicate your entire life adhering to the rules prescribed by society and work all your life?
Of course these rules are prerequisites of living a successful life and your impeccable dedication in helping people is without a doubt truly remarkable, but that does not mean you can’t take a break and rejuvenate your health. For all of the doctors out there, it is time that you start taking care of yourself! Please consider a vacation in a spot that radiates tranquility or go somewhere that will help you appreciate the true meaning of beauty and pamper yourself because you deserve it.