We all know the experience. We are working hard, sometimes without even realizing how much work is being put in. As we diligently take care of our task, we are immersed. At some point, our concentration is broken (maybe because the task is done), and we realize that hours have passed. You have just found the “flow,” and I am here to tell you that it might be the most important goal we should have.
I still remember exactly where I was when suicide first touched my life. I was in my second year of residency. I was sleeping. It was 2 am two days before Christmas when I received the call from my mom. I can’t explain why, but I knew immediately. This started my journey into wondering why doctors kill themselves.
I’ve written about physician burnout since The Physician Philosopher started in November of 2017. At the time, I was not burned out. In fact, I loved my job, and my work-life balance was great. My purpose in starting this blog was to teach others how to utilize the tools of financial independence to prevent (and … Read more
There is an ongoing battle in medicine waged in the space between each physician’s skull. This battle became very personal when I hit my own wall of burnout over the last six months. With a better perspective and new goals, I am doing my part to prevent this same burnout for our future doctors. Will you join me in this fight?