What does a physician’s ideal life look like?
“You are a physician. You have put in years of hard work and sacrifice getting here. Now what?
Does your life look and feel exactly how you imagined it would? If not, what does your ideal life look like?
Certainly, answers to this question are deeply personal, and will vary depending on the individual. As physicians, we need to engage in a process of self-discovery to create the lives we want and deserve. This requires each of us to examine our lives as they currently are, envision what they could be, and take inspired action to make the changes that are necessary to achieve our goals.
To start, you might ask yourself the following questions:
What aspects of my career and personal life do I find the most rewarding and fulfilling?
What aspects am I simply tolerating?
And what aspects actually make me feel unhappy, or unsettled?”
Gina Geis is a neonatologist and physician coach.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The path toward your ideal life.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/07/the-path-toward-your-ideal-life.html)
This episode is sponsored by The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience (DAX). The Nuance DAX solution makes it possible to forget the tech-toggling and reduces documentation burdens no matter how or where care is being provided. (www.kevinmd.com/nuancedax)