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Friday, February 01, 2013

Happy Friday!

I have a very stressful job (I guess a doctor who makes it stressful). I work in a clinic and one of the doctors is so efficient he can see upwards of twenty patients a day. But in order for him to do that, he constantly is breathing down my neck. Something is missing on his chart, he needs an MRI on this patient, bring this patient in early. Today, I wanted to scream at him. He was driving me nuts. Also, we are short staffed. My main coworker is on vacation, but she'll be back Monday. One of the techs just had a baby and isn't coming back (they haven't filled her position yet, but they are interviewing), so I was alone in the office today, registering, trying to keep on top of the phones, and trying to get some of my coworker's work done before she comes back.

I come home sometimes with headaches and I'm grouchy with my husband. The stress I experience in my work life affects every aspect of my home life. This year has been so stressful that I have managed to gain almost twenty pounds. I am also dealing with high cholesterol. I really want to start a family soon and I also want to be around for my husband. But I am scared because my health is not the greatest right now. I am afraid of dying early and missing out on what life has to offer. I get a free membership to the YWCA through my job, but have no motivation to go. At the end of the day, I just want to get home to my husband. I have considered going in the morning before work, but don't know exactly how that will work out yet. If anyone has any suggestions or motivation for me, please message me or comment here. Thank you.
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  • NEWLEAF2013
    Since you want to spend time with your husband, why not get him to go to the Y with you? My husband & I recently starting swimming laps together and even though we can't talk during it and aren't really "with" each other (he constantly laps me!), it still feels like we are spending time together...especially in the car on the way there and home.

    I hope you find some solutions. Stress stinks. emoticon
    1933 days ago
  • KATE41195
    If you can, I would look for a new job. And while you're still there, do the best that you can. That's all you can do, and you just have to keep telling reminding yourself that you are a good person and you deserve better. Nothing that doctor says can and will bring you down.

    As for working out, definitely do it in the morning. It's hard, but once you get into a routine (after a couple weeks) it's just what you do. If it's hard to get up earlier, try getting up just 20, 30 or 45 minutes earlier for a quick walk or run. Expand the time until you are able to do a full workout at the gym.
    1933 days ago
  • KIMBERLY19732
    It motivates me so much if I think of my daily walking as mental vacation, an escape from stress emoticon
    1934 days ago
  • SPERRIN2012
    I'll bet he's self medicated too. I once worked for a Dr. but not at the same capacity with the office environment (he was the Medical Director). and I wanted to lay him out on numerous occasions. The medical field in general is very stressful so my first suggestion would be that if your an administrative type, a lot of those job skills are transferable to a different industry. If your a nurse, find am better practice to work at with a Dr. who isn't penny pinching by not hiring enough staff to handle the work load

    As for the gained weight and not having the energy to hit the YMCA, track your foods every and stick to the targets set for you on spark. Try going to the YMCA once or twice a week and ease into it. I guarantee your level of motivation will increase as you do more exercising. One day at a time and best of luck. No mindless snacking emoticon emoticon !
    1934 days ago
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