|Phil relaxes on his big fluffy bed.|
The plan yesterday was to observe National Stress Down Day (in support of Life Line), but life had some other plans. Phil managed to get in a few hours of blissful day-napping, but it has been a very busy week here and whilst we had fantastised about talking a long scenic walk by a beautiful River, it didn’t happen.
Fellow blogger Mia Cobb did stress down and loved it. You can read her post about the importance of de-stressing, and how we destress with animals, here.
If you’re feeling work has been a bit stressful lately, there’s a fantastic (and very short) article by psychologist Stacie Fishell Rowan on the “Top 5 Ways to Avoid Burnout”. I don’t want to steal her thunder and give them away, so you’ll need to log in to read this article (it’s free and the article applies to non-vets as well as to vets).
The key lesson is that stressing-down in any job but especially being a vet takes planning, but also flexibility.
We’re currently working on a project relating to stress in the veterinary profession, although we’re not stressing about it! Have a great weekend, folks, and get some sleep.