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Feb 7, 2022

As I’m recording this I’m planning to be completely off for a week and I am all for it. As I get ready for vacation, I like to take time to reflect, and today we’re diving deep. Listen as I share some of the random thoughts that have come up for me as I prep for vacay!

So first, I have a saying that I love because of how true it is. No one is coming to save you. You got yourself here and you can and will get yourself out. Step out of victim mode and allow yourself to come up with the solutions you need. 

Second, have you ever noticed that the things you don’t want to talk about or visit are the things you really need to confront head on? We avoid the heaviest things but that’s a recipe for ongoing disaster. Instead, take those issues by the horns and get the clarity and help you need. 

Last, mental health is really the crux of it. Your mental health is reflected in how you approach problems and the things that you avoid. Taking a vacation may be just the thing you need to get past the issues that are haunting you. If for no other reason than giving yourself the space to dig in and get clear on what help you need. 

A vacation is not the solution to burnout, but it’s definitely a great way to take a pause and figure out what is truly driving your burnout. Listen in to learn more.

“Problems have victims, challenges have survivors” Dr. Errin Weisman


In this episode:

[01:50] I have a bunch of notes in front of me for this pre-vacay episode.

[02:50] “No one is coming to save you.”

[04:24] If you dread going to work, ask for help.

[06:20] My second random thought that I have had is that the last place you want to go might be the one place you need to explore.

[08:40] I share some resources for mental health.

[11:57] I talk about a book I recommend.

[14:09] Relationships are self-care.

[15:10] Thank you for listening!


Links and Resources

Physician Mental Health 

Physician Support Hotline 1-888-409-0141

Episode 182: The System is Designed for Female Physicians to Fail with Dr. Nicole Washington

The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth by Sam Quinones

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