018: Lessons From a Workaholic: How to Do Less and Get More Done
If you love what you do, it’s easy to become a workaholic. Between creating resources for patients, teaching clinicians how to grow their practices and provide better care for their patients, and keeping my practice running smoothly, it’s easy for a 40-hour week to turn into a 55+ hour week, leaving little time to take care of myself. And that’s definitely not practicing what I preach.
And when you look at the statistics, the motivation to get a handle on our over-burdened schedules is even more compelling. It’s a fact that 4 out of 10 Americans work over 50 hours a week and as a result, have a 33% increased risk of stroke and a 13% increase in coronary artery disease – just to name a few.
So if your work-life balance could use a tune-up, today’s episode is for you. I want to help you rethink what brings value to your life, reduce the number of hours you work, and learn how to achieve more by doing less.
- How working long hours is doing real damage to our physical and mental health.
- Why multitasking hurts your performance and can result in missing important details.
- Why clinicians should take breaks throughout the day.
- How to set hard limits and stop working at established cutoff times.
- Five things you can do right now to get off the working-too-hard treadmill.
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