Balancing the hat rack
Keywords:work-life balance, self-care, burnout, well-being, mental health
Veterinary medicine is a wonderful and rewarding profession. It can also be a challenging, demanding and stressful career. Practitioners need to be able to balance family, work, hobbies and other responsibilities without becoming overwhelmed. There are a plethora of podcasts, blogs, articles and books on well-being and work-life balance. Unfortunately, there is not an easy solution to balance life; what works for one person might not work for another. In this lecture, completing the stress cycle will be discussed, a method to measure overall well-being will be introduced, and the need to set priorities and tips and suggestions for work-life balance will be explored.