Staying "plugged in" so much more with work from home and Telehealth increases my need for connection to nature and three dimensional life. Making time for a 5 minute sun break on the deck, daily walk with the dog, and weekly hikes and biking in the state parks. Easy to socially distance while sharing physical activity in nature. Smiles can be felt from several feet away as I come across others seeking respite from the stress. I come back to the computer revived and ready to resume work. Makes me more positive and a support to colleagues, students and patients. Nature and caring about each other are my constants in all this that ground me and are timeless stress reducers.
You sound very strong Susan and you know how to cope. Nature and caring about others. A perfect recipe for us all.
Thanks for joining our conversation and sharing your coping mechanisms. What is life like for you on the job?