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Taking Care of You

Taking Care of You

    “Dial it Back" How to take care of you during the Holiday Season   Ah, the Holiday season… Spending quality time with friends and family, cooking hearty meals, exchanging pleasantries, reminiscing over past memories, and playing fun games, right? Not if you’re a medical professional! When you’re first starting off as a healthcare practitioner, you’re excited about the prospects of your career, but most importantly, you’re looking forward to helping others. Then it gets less exciting when you come to realize that you have to work over the holidays. But think of it this way, it’s much worse...

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Positive Actions vs. Stressful Moments

    Did you ever stop to think that stress is really about your perception of demands or pressures placed upon you? After all, it is why one person might race around in an inefficient flurry when they feel they have too much to do, while another person with the same "to do" list may slowly and calmly peck away at tasks until done. One perceives that mountain of tasks as pure stress, the other as a list of things to simply address calmly. So, how can you help yourself when you feel you might be exceeding your personal ability...

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Veg Out for Health

                                      Need a healthy diet that works? Then veg out. Vegetables are an essential part of any healthy diet, helping with weight loss, disease prevention, and an increase in energy. Plant foods are low in fat and often packed with nutrients, such as vitamin A, C, folate, and fiber. Including vegetables in your daily meals produces a ton of personal health benefits. So how do you include more vegetables in your daily meal planning? It turns out being health isn’t so hard after...

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Momentum

                When you’re doing good work and feel a momentum going, that rush can be exhilarating. Momentum can also be difficult to maintain, especially when you factor in issues like stress and health. Burnout is very real, and can often cause us to lose our momentum in terms of our lifestyle and health goals. Don’t lose your momentum. Make a plan to keep up your energy level and knock out each and every one of your goals. Make Realistic Goals If you set a complex long-term goal right at the start, it may...

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Unstuck

          You may feel yourself going strong, accomplishing a lot of work, and then it happens – you get stuck. You may find goals that you once thought were obtainable suddenly out of reach. This feeling can be frustrating, and it may feel like it will last forever. If you find yourself in a rut, don’t worry. Getting unstuck is possible. There is no need to wait around for your circumstances to change when you can help yourself climb out of it with a few internal strategies. Take Time to Listen to Yourself The best way...

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