Stress is a good thing – when there is a beginning and an end. If there is continued stress and unrealistic expectations, then stress can cause significant harm to our health. Eleanor explains 5 things that you can do to navigate stress.
Eleanor’s #1 intervention to reduce stress is to identify your personal values and goals.
What are your values?
When you are clear about your values and goals, you can develop a clear sense of priorities. Only when you have your priorities in place can you decide where you want to invest your energy and time.
Many of us value compassion. Are you able to value compassion for yourself? We each have stress in our days – perhaps dealing with a client, patient, or co-worker who is angry. When they speak in a negative, blaming fashion, you should be able to say, “It’s not OK for you to talk to me like that. Let’s find a way to solve this problem.”
What are the biggest rocks in your life?
Once you have determined your values and goals, you can decide on the priorities, or rocks, that matters most to you.
Eleanor’s passion is to help you to understand stress and suggest interventions that you can use to reduce stress. Unaddressed stress and conflict in the workplace can threaten an organization’s capacity to successfully introduce change.
Listen to the Practice Management Nugget interview with Eleanor for more strategies to constructively use stress and navigate life’s inevitable curves.
Bonus tip: There are so many things you need to know to start, maintain, and grow your practice. Join us each Thursday Practice Management Nugget Interviews for tips, tools, and templates that you can use right away for your healthcare practice.
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Practice Management Nugget webinar interview with Eleanor Frank was recorded live on Thursday October 30, 2014. Listen to the replay now!
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