Mindfulness at Work
Inundated. Distracted. Focused on negative experiences. Exhausted. Disengaged. If these are familiar feelings in your work life, practicing mindfulness at work may offer a different approach to support your own well-being and curb the challenges of family medicine.
Ronald M. Epstein, MD, has dedicated part of his 30-plus-year medical career to researching the connection between mindfulness and medicine. He notes that the point of mindfulness isn’t relaxation or disconnection.
“[Mindfulness] is bringing greater awareness to each of the stresses that you have at work so that you can approach them in a more creative way,” Epstein says.