The Joyful DVM Podcast - Empowering, Encouraging, and Educating Veterinary Professionals to create Joyful Veterinary Careers & Balanced Lives
The Value of Embracing Emotion (and the fallout when you don't!)
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Veterinary medicine brings us the opportunity to feel all the feels.
You might struggle with that part.
I still do, sometimes.
If you're anything like me, you probably have a tendency toward perfectionism.
Perhaps you beat yourself up from time to time.
And, maybe, you use things like junk food, television, shopping, and even overworking to try to feel better.
(If I could just get caught up...)
But let me guess...
It doesn't work.
No matter how hard you try, or how much you do, it's never enough.
It's never enough to stop the emotional rollercoaster.
This isn't an inherent defect in you, friend.
The rollercoaster... that's just part of the human experience.
VetMed just makes it a little more interesting.
The solution is not to get away from or to cover up all the feelings.
The only reliable solution is to lean into them.
Yes... feel them on purpose.
Learn to understand what they are and where they come from.
Make them familiar.
Embrace them as allies.
Through this, they lose power.
In this episode, I explain why.
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