While I face all of these pressures myself, an understanding of the principles behind life has completely changed my experience of them. Life really is an Inside-Out job, even though it appears to be Outside-In. However much it looks like all the outside demands I’ve mentioned might be causing us to feel stressed, anxious, and burnt out, it’s actually our thinking “inside” that is causing us to suffer. Understanding this has enabled me to find calm in the storms of life, and clarity and wisdom around when I need to make external changes.
I still work as a clinician and medical educator, though I now spend a significant time coaching and mentoring. I have a heart for doctors who are finding life a struggle – I’ve been one! I want you not only to survive (which in itself may seem a lofty goal!) but to THRIVE in your work and your wider life. Happy doctors make for happy patients too.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”Albert Einstein
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”J. R. R. Tolkien
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”Dr Seuss