It’s no secret that the ability to focus our minds is critical in helping us deliver the best patient care every day. Understanding ourselves—and our brains—so we perform at peak condition is one way to continue to sharpen your mental focus. Dr. Joe Williams has some ideas for you to consider about multitasking’s effect on the mind and how to train your brain to stay well.
Taking the time to pause and reflect each day is a great way to manage your energy and gives you the perfect opportunity to connect to your own sense of purpose as a human being, not a human “doing.” Two physicians show you how they incorporate recovery breaks into their day—one while at work in between patients, and the other, at home before the work day to help with his work/life success.
At the end of a shift, take time to reflect on your work and begin the transition to home life.