What is Self-Awareness?~We have to be able to recognize when we are adversely affected by stress instead of ignoring warning signs – fatigue, irritability, feeling outside our comfort zone. Self-awareness is NOT innate in us as physicians. In fact, I would argue that our training has TRAINED US to ignore the self-awareness voices in our head and cues from our body.How many of us ignore the voice saying “hey you need to rest?” Or how many of us blare loud music to tune out the voice that says, “hey you need to relax.” ~We take extra shots of caffeine to ignore our body's plea for sleep, and then take sleeping pills when our overtired body cannot fall asleep on cue. Medical education and residency trained us to lose self-awareness. So how do we become self-aware again?~We all recognize the importance of debriefing after a medical error. Or after a patient dies. Or before you call time of death in a code. Debriefing is part of our medical training. But how often do we debrief with our self? Try taking a pause on shift for a time-out, a mental break (and maybe a bathroom break too). Use reflective questioning when talking to yourself, for example, “What am I assuming about this situation that may be inaccurate?” Debrief on the ride home – How am I feeling? How was that shift? Don't allow that "Negative Nancy" voice in your head (we all have one!) to start up with criticisms, but use this time to explore your feelings and thoughts. Try to understand your own somatic, emotional and cognitive experiences.~Another way to increase our self-awareness is to consider mindfulness based stress reduction. Mindfulness teaches you to calm your mind and body to help deal with stress or illness. It helps you to focus on the PRESENT moment paying close attention to that one thing, instead of getting lost in worries, regrets, failures, etc. It is a type of meditation.~What do you do to improve your self-awareness? Leave a comment!~#workinonmywellness#wellness#doctor#premed#residency#medstudent#emergencymedicine#balanceinmedicine#betteryourself#bethebestyou
+++ Come at me 8+ years of academia! 🤓 Despite all these years, my profession is basically a #student for LIFE 💀 #truth 📚 #uwseattle#graduate#medschool 🕴🏼I never spent too much time in the #library though 😅. Are you more a library or stay at home and study kind?
.کارگاه نمایش آثار هنرمندان برگزیده ی برنامه ی تبادل هنری بین ایران و آفریقای جنوبی، ایران و اسپانیا و ایران و بلژیک با حضور هنرمندان این برنامه، تره رکارنس از اسپانیا و سادی شوآ از بلژیک، در قالب همکاری با بخش فرهنگی اتحادیه اروپا و نیز آساندا کوپا و پبوفاتسو موکوئنا از افریقای جنوبی برگزار می شود.جمعه ۴ اسفند ماه ٩۶، ساعت ۱۶ الی ٢٠آدرس: خیابان کریمخان، ضلع جنوبی پل کریمخان، بین خ ایرانشهر و خ ماهشهر، پ ۱۳۴، طبقه چهارمOpen Studio of the selected artists of Iran-South Africa exchange program & Iran-Spain and Iran-Belgium exchange program in partnership with EUNIC, with the presence of Asanda Kupa and Pebofatso Mokoena (Bag Factory, South Africa), Tere Recarens (Hangar, Spain) and Saddie Choua (Air Antwerpen,Belgium) will be held on Friday.February 23, 2018, 16:00 - 20:00Address: N°134, between Iranshahr st. and Mahshahr st., Karimkhan Ave., Tehran, Iran#kooshkresidency#kooshkartresidency#kooshk#residency#art#artist#iran#iran_southafrica#iran_spain#iran_belgium#iran_europe#southafrica#spain#belgium#europe#openstudios