Being a doctor is by no means an easy job, in fact, doctors slave away for hours, toiling under the pressure of work, hours on end, but it all seems worth it at the end of the day when you see your hard work paying off in the form of patients being healthy. It is for this very reason that doctors sometimes forget about giving themselves a break. This, however, is not the best way to move forward. Just like any other person a doctor needs to take time out of their daily routine to relax as well. Whether it is spending time in nature, reading a good book, or lighting candles and taking a bath, as a doctor you need to take some time out of your day to do what you find the most relaxing, and today we will be discussing why exactly this is so important.
Relax For Your Patients
The most important reason a doctor may find for relaxation perhaps is it will be better for patients to have a relaxed, fully present doctor. Patients mostly look up to their doctors as the only messenger of hope in the hardships that they are facing. In these times of struggle and confusion, if their doctor doesn't seem at their best of state and is confused and tired looking, it can be worrisome for the patient. Other than that being stressed out also comes with the byproduct of being irritable which can be bad for you and your patients.
Relax For Your Mental And Physical Health
Being unrelaxed and stressful all the time takes a toll on anyone and is not good for your mental and physical health. As a doctor, your work hours know no bounds, being low on energy having headaches and other side effects of stress will not help you do your job properly. This is why you have to be fully relaxed to come up with diagnostics and to perform your job to the best of your abilities.
Relax For Spending Quality Time With Your Family
As a doctor, you also have to remember you have a life outside of work as well. Doctors sometimes neglect their family in this regard. If you don't take time out of your daily routine to relax, your workplace and personal life both will be affected. The little time you get to spend with your family and loved ones every day, they deserve to have it free of all else. You being relaxed will put you in a more positive mindset, will help you enjoy time with your family and will definitely assist in all familial regards.
It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is to relax. According to Erica Spray, associate editor of physicians practice, studies have shown that by changing the viewpoint of seeing challenging and difficult situations in a positive light actually improves your mood. You don't even need to set a lot of time aside, all you have to do it for a few minutes a day you need to let everything go, sit back, do something that relaxes you to the maximum degree. In this way, you can do the best you can not only for your patients but yourself and your family too.