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Simple ways to keep happy in your busyness

It is very easy to become lost in our negative emotions and self perception at times. Shifting into a management role or into the business world of healthcare can be daunting and requires more than just developing a few business skills. We need to build a vision and infrastructure to support clinical work, as well as self confidence that can tolerate the ups and downs of private practice. Being happy can help this. Are you happy?

Happiness can be a pivotal component in having a successful practice, a rewarding workspace, and great relationships with staff, customers or referrers. It helps you worry less about the small things. There is a saying that 85% of the things we worry about won’t ever happen!

Understanding what we are passionate about and what drives us at work and at play or home is a great foundation for developing a strong foundation for your business. We need to keep in mind the things that make us happy and the things that make us smile. Shaking off the doubtful self talk can be tricky when you are busy each day running from post to post. Take some time out to ensure that you learn how to stay happy with some of these very simple tips.

Let’s be honest, we have all heard them before, but sometimes we just need a reminder right? Getting in touch with feeling happy with yourself is a really great way to help ditch the inner critic, or at least keep it at bay if you don’t feel you can ditch it altogether! Here are some simple ways you can work on the happiness factor.

1. Treat yourself the way you would treat a friend if they were having a bad day. Be kind.

2. Give yourself a compliment each day, or positive thought each morning to get you started on the right platform.

3. Stop comparing yourself to others, or your practice to others. It can really start to burden your creative thoughts if you do. If you really can’t stop the comparisons (I know, it’s hard!), then try to find a way to let it inspire you.

4. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating well and getting outside for some fresh air. Caring for yourself and self esteem kind of go hand in hand.

5. Spend time with people you like, either in person, on the phone, or even online if that is the way you communicate with them. A quick little email conversation with someone who thinks you rock is a great addition to any workday.

6. Schedule in breaks. Taking an extra long weekend, or even an afternoon off can really recharge your batteries. Even if you are busy (especially if you are busy!) it’s important to find time to switch off. I have just returned from an extra long weekend away with my little family and I feel ready to hit the ground running!

Lastly, I think this is a great concept which takes lots of practice:


Don’t identify yourself with your feelings. You are not your feelings, you merely have them.

In work and life, there will always be days that aren’t so great. The important thing is to no beat yourself up on those days. All great, grand and unbelievably amazing people have all been there too. Your own happiness can affect your workplace which is an important concept when thinking of healthy practice in healthcare.

Happy days

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