If you already have terrific routines, strategies, and a reality that results in healthy work/life integration (according not to you, but to your loved ones), all of which are health promoting and burnout reducing and will support many more years of working as an otolaryngologist, congratulations! Keep it up.
Explore this issue:October 2018
For everyone else who struggles like I do, my goal is to increase your awareness and commitment to “wellness” and “health.”
Please know that while my suggestions may sound “simple,” the implementation of simple ideas will be extremely difficult after years of ingrained, perpetuated, poorly modeled, unhealthy behavior patterns further reinforced by unrealistic internal and external demands for us as physicians.