Dental professionals often feel overwhelmed with all they have to do. More patients, more insurance claims and more calculus to scale can seem stressful, but it also means more work and more money. Remind yourself that more is good. To maintain positive thoughts, spend a few minutes each day listing three things for which you are grateful. They can even be silly things. Every 90 days, make a list of your recent accomplishments. Also, do volunteer work. This seems counter-intuitive if you’re busy, but it reminds you of how good you have it compared to some other people. A positive attitude goes a long way to overcoming overwhelm.
- Focusing on being more efficient, and doing more with what time we have, is useful in overcoming feelings of being overwhelmed.
- The emails, calls, voicemails, the full schedule means that we are employed and have a productive job. Take some time to be grateful for our job we have!
- Acknowledgement of small gains over time is important. One trick is think about how we were three months ago, and focus on how much better we are now.
“Each day take just three to five minutes and write three things that you are grateful for.”