“Are you feeling run down physically or emotionally? Do you find yourself getting easily irritated and feel that others make your life harder? Do you think you should be more advanced in your career?” These are the first sentences in an article written by Orange County Family Medicine physician Michael Young Lee, MD.
The California Association of Physician Groups published Dr. Lee’s piece, “Building Resilience Through Practice Transformation,” in the summer edition of the organization’s magazine, CAPG Health.
In his piece, Dr. Lee writes that if your answer is yes to any of the questions above, you may be showing symptoms of burnout.
Adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress are all challenges one must overcome by first recognizing the situation and the emotion, and, second, feeling and developing healthy coping skills to work through it. Not doing so, can lead to burnout.
So what are the three steps he suggests to help build resilience? Check them out in this quick-read (and evidence-based) article.