We are at the midpoint of summer 2019, and we hope you are enjoying this time of year. Many associate summertime with vacation.
Regularly scheduled vacation time helps reduce fatigue by giving the mind and body a break from the daily grind. But is a vacation where we have a defined break from work, while fighting the pull of email, social media and other obligations, the way we should rest?
Being able to recognize when you need to take a break and step away is essential for physician wellness. As we move past midsummer and vacation times, consider the following resources to help you alleviate stress and extend the summer state of mind throughout the year.
Mindfulness Exercises May Be More Beneficial Than Vacation
Mindfulness is a way of thinking that enhances focus and clarity, despite the pressures of a busy day. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness decreases burnout and enhances well-being, sleep, concentration, memory and learning.
Systematic reviews and meta analyses based on hundreds of research studies suggest that mindfulness-based techniques can help decrease your anxiety, stress and pain, while improving your quality of life .
Vacation Planning Tips