Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Worry and relaxation

I have just had several lovely weeks away from work. It has been such a blessing. I have been so blissfully relaxed. I'm happy, I'm dreaming about things apart from work, and I have had the energy to do non-essential cooking.

It has been a nourishing time, and a much-needed one.

Now I'm wondering how I can carry this feeling of peace and being chilled with me into the next rotation. I know that I probably won't, but I really, really want to try.

The last time I managed this was during my psychiatry rotation. I'm hoping to be able to obtain it again when I start to specialise in this area. I like to do things promptly and in an organised fashion, but it is far more relaxing for me to know that they do not need to be done right now and can probably wait a few hours or even a day or three.

I was quite relaxed during my emergency rotation, but found the style of work very tiring and thoughts of having missed things or having documented something incompletely often plagued me in my sleep. Bed block and ambulance ramping are nightmares.

You can tell that I'm worrying about it a bit already - after all, I have just written this post.


Milk and Two Sugars said...

Glad to hear you had time to refresh. I have three friends who are all in their first year of psych training and all - all! - are relishing the newfound balance in their lives. (Personally, all workplace difficulties aside, I'm doing the same.) I hope you'll be in their position very soon. :)

The Girl said...

Thanks. :) My current rotation is going really well, too, so it was a lovely way to come back to work after a holiday. :D