One of the things we do really well in VetMed is diagnostics.
I mean, we kind of have to, because our patients can’t talk, right?
We intentionally gather information about a particular problem in order to make decisions and create a plan for addressing the problem.
In order to fix any problem, we have to first identify the cause.
Once we’ve identified the cause, only then can we consider potential solutions.
But I’m left wondering, why don’t we offer ourselves the same level of care?
I’m not talking about the human healthcare system… don’t even get me started on that…
I’m talking about our personal approach to our own mental health.
Specifically, I’m talking about the anxiety-stress-worry cycle we experience.
Why are we so quick to avoid it (changing jobs) and cover it up (ice cream in my case) instead of taking the time to understand what is causing it, and consider possible solutions?
Maybe it’s simply because we don’t know how.
Maybe it’s because somewhere along the way we bought into a belief that there is no solution for the causes of VetMed anxiety… that it’s inevitable.
Do you believe that?
I hope not.
You have more power than that… like WAY MORE POWER.
I shared my thoughts on this in a Joyful DVM Facebook Live. To watch, CLICK HERE.