- in Anxiety , Work-Life Balance by Cari Wise
I lost a lot of Sundays to Sunday Blues.
For years it was my only day off each week… and I was so afraid of squandering it that I’d sit motionless on my couch, thinking about all the things I could (or should) do… and doing none of them.
I’d watch the time tick by, counting down the hours until I had to be back at work… and with each passing hour my anxiety would grow… ⏰
And forget about getting a good night’s sleep on a Sunday night… never happened.
The result: ➡️ MONDAY MADNESS
Let’s be honest- Mondays are usually a little crazy in the veterinary world… but when you add Peak Anxiety and No Sleep… they are hell.
Nobody wants that kind of job (or life)!
But here’s the thing…
👉🏻The problem wasn’t the job.
👉🏻The problem wasn’t the clients.
👉🏻The problem wasn’t my boss or co-workers.
👉🏻The problem wasn’t even the lack of sleep.
😳 The problem was my inability to separate who I was as a person & veterinarian from outcomes of my cases and the way other people behaved.
😥 The problem was the false belief I had created that my value was only intact when all patients got better, all clients were happy, and all coworkers got along.
I KNOW I’M NOT ALONE!
🐾 Guys, this is no way to live!
Unmanaged, misunderstood anxiety is killing our profession… because we don’t have the tools we need to deal!
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