re: Stress, Time Management, Burn outFebruary 11 2007 at 9:22 AM
Response to Stress, Time Management, Burn out
The 'unique to you' is the whole issue. ANYONE, in any kind of job, is subject to stress and burn-out. You really have to find how to manage your work for YOU. We have all probably worked with people who seem to be able to be in 2 places at once, and thrive on the 'stress' --- to them, it's 'good' stress (of which there is such a thing).
Other people cannot handle more than 1 thing at a time and if asked to, you can literally see starting to either burn or break down. I worked a long time in office environments. Some people get stressed out if they had to answer a phone and read email at the same time. You'd think they had an easy job, but some people just can't walk and chew gum at the same time.
Time Management in healthcare is pretty darned near impossible because priority changes continuously. Basically, there is little routine. There is a bit more in LTC, NO routine in a hospital (at least, that is what I found for me). It's more priority setting in healthcare than time management. You 'manage' your time by continuously deciding what needs to be done NOW, and what you can put off and possibly do later, or not get done at all.
It's a long-winded way of saying that I don't know what works for you. It's easy to tell you to take a deep breath and just keep working. Didn't work for me --- I did not do well in managing when I worked at the hospital. I did the job, but ran all day and did get continuously stressed. So, I never learned how to handle it while others I worked with did the same job and were ok with it.
- Re: re: Stress, Time Management, Burn out - westindiancna on Mar 5, 9:56 AM