Mindfulness for Veterinarians
In the busyness that surrounds our veterinary practice and our personal lives, where we are constantly on the go and wrapped up in “doing,” mindfulness provides us with a space to consider alternative ways of responding to both internal and external stressors.
Overcoming the State of Overwhelm
As veterinary professionals, we are wanted and needed. Here’s how to avoid being overwhelmed by daily demands.
For most veterinary professionals, a day in the trenches may include: multiple heartbreaking euthanasia procedures, an owner who won’t consent to treatment, completing endless SOAPs, long hours with no breaks, losing a patient under anesthesia and having to call the owner, disagreements with coworkers, physical and emotional exhaustion, no work-life balance and financial burdens. The fact is that what we do each day results in some incredible highs and, at times, some crazy lows. The stress our career can sometimes bring upon our daily lives can feel crushing.
Finding Time for Self-Care
Veterinarians who are trying to achieve that elusive work-life balance need to find time for self-care. Self-care is critical to overall happiness and fulfillment in both life and career.