Eight Ways Physicians Can Relax
Studies show that choosing to view challenging situations in a positive light actually improves your mood. Here are our suggestions to get started.
1. Be positive. Aside from the usual suspects — getting enough sleep, avoiding excessive alcohol use, and eating a healthy diet — it is also important to consciously choose to adopt a positive outlook on life, says Catherine Hambley, an organizational psychologist based in Monterey, Calif. Studies have shown that choosing to view work and/or home situations in a positive light actually improves your own mood. It can also motivate others around you, like staff, to become more positive about their jobs.