Temptation bundling is the notion of linking together two activities to accomplish something in our lives. The first activity is something we need to do or should do, but want to avoid or have the tendency to postpone for as long as possible. The second activity is one that we enjoy doing. It’s a hobby we love, a time waster, our “guilty pleasure,” or whatever we do to relax.
Some say the medical resident budget should continue beyond residency. I agree to a large extent. But sometimes living like an attending makes sense and adds value to our lives.
With more than 400 million blogs scattered across the internet, it’s easy to dismiss starting your own blog. Uncertainly about how readers will find your blog and fear of having nothing substantial to add to what already exists are common reasons to stick to being a reader rather than a blogger. But let me assure you that, as a highly-educated individual with expertise in medicine and healthcare, you definitely have something substantial to add.
If you’re a healthcare professional who wants more than simply to earn a decent salary by going to work every day, you should have a professional New Year’s resolution. Look for Zebras is all about living your professional life to the fullest and on your own terms. To do that, you need to be proactive.
We hear so much about physician burnout, and what to do about it once it sets in. But, really, we should each be designing a career for ourselves that prevents burnout form the very beginning. We need to safeguard against the factors that lead to burnout so that it never even begins to set in.
Physicians often struggle to find fulfillment in their careers. The underlying meaning and significance of a career in medicine may be clear, but how to make it satisfying on a personal level is a different challenge.
I’m in my second to last year of residency, and really want to travel. Do you have any advice for how to go about this white not going more into debt that I already am, and also not make it super hard to find a job when I come back to the US?