Sister to Sister

Hey girls! Here a  few simple tips on your road to living a balanced life.

Your spiritual health: Stay connected to God. Take time to pray and  read your Bible. Make God your number one priority and the rest will be easier than you imagined.

Your emotional health: Stay filled with the joy of the Lord. Learn to enjoy life. Do not go through life on survival mode or you might burn out. Take a break  when you start to feel overwhelmed.

Your physical health: Do not be too busy working or taking care of other people. You have to take care of your health. Eat healthy, exercise, see a doctor when you need to. You have only one body, take care of it.

Your social health: Develop healthy friendships with ladies other than your sisters and daughters. Find Christian friends that you can share with. Iron sharpeneth iron, the Bible says.

Your work life: Do your best at work and try not to take it home with you. In the same vein, leave home matters at home. Do not take on more projects you can handle, at home, at work or socially. Take a vacation when you need to, taking a break from work is not an option, it is a necessity!

Hope this helps someone. Good night!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nina
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 03:06:52

    Please doc Shade share some -tips on how to “exist” when you feel like all your time is buried in being a new resident??

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    • sholashade
      Jul 12, 2012 @ 18:51:26

      Dear Nina
      1. Do not assume that you cannot serve God or go to church. Make sure you have a church home and go as often as you can make it.
      2. Make the most of your days off. Hard as it may seem, you have to makeup your mind to do specific things that will make you feel better. Eg do your nails, take your kids to the beach, have a spa day. Do not carry your pager when you are off unless you are on call.
      3.

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  2. sholashade
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 18:57:47

    3. Take pride in what you do. You know, residency is like the worst and longest “hazing” of your life but your attitude determines how you will feel for the next 3 years. You are a doctor, you are bright, talented, and a lot of people want to be you( sounds hard to believe, right?). Focus on the patients above your own learning, develop a great bedside manner. Choose to be happy and bring a smile to the faces of others.
    4. Pray: Yes, your faith in God will get you through some rough days.
    5. Make friends: People make the journey easier.

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  3. sholashade
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 18:58:10

    Hope this helps.

    Reply

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