Let me tell you about one of my good days at work. I’m a dentist and one day at the beginning of the evening shift, I received 5 papers, which means 5 patients plus a full schedule of appointments. I started thinking: “How can I manage that, how can I see all this number of patients. Thoughts started to come to my mind, I got stressed, annoyed, angry at the front desk, why aren’t they managing it right, why aren’t they organized. How will I do it?!” All these negative thoughts and energy in less than 1 minute. I told myself “emmm… I think I will run away, opps, no that’s a childish thought, but I can’t do this and I wish I could run away”.
I walked away from my clinic to my colleague, I wanted to complain about it to my colleague. To get all the negative energy out. On my way I saw the lead of the department. She asked, “What is wrong doctor?” I started complaining with high voice and angry facial expressions. She calmly said, “Your clinic is your stage, play your orchestra!”
Play my orchestra! And there I was, I listened to the calming music in my head, and a smile was drawn on my face, then I told my assistant “Let the show start”. The day went smoothly and at the end we provided the best care to everyone.
Whenever you feel overwhelmed or overloaded with work or life, take a breath, listen to the calming music in your head, clear your mind and prioritize. Now, some of you will be saying: sounds good but how can we apply it. I would say As Oprah Winfrey said, “Make a decision and watch your life move forward”