Joanne L. Perron, MD, District IX Committee on Physician Work-Life Balance co-chair
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Buddhist proverb
Mindfulness is a state of being more fully present in everyday situations. Thus, multitasking and general busyness work against mindfulness. The District IX Committee on Physician Work-Life Balance recommends reading a recent article by Joan Borysenko, PhD, “Are You Hiding Behind Your Busy Schedule?”
The article addresses busyness and gives advice toward being more mindful. Dr. Borysenko states, “The most common feelings that busyness evoked were anxiety, fear, sadness, grief, loneliness, and anger.” The article goes into depth about busyness and gives advice on how to combat these feelings. It's a great read!