Friday, May 10, 2013

How Medical Assistants Can Cope With Stress And Work Related Demands

Stress at work is inevitable. Encountering a person who has a severe disease, dealing with different kinds of people and the boss flooding demanding work loads are the common scenarios that medical assistants are experiencing at work.

Medical assistants' tasks are obviously coupled with uneasy challenges and that is the reason why they are also prone to stress. We all know that stress is not good. It can cause symptoms to arise both physical and emotional. To cope with stress and work related demands, here are excellent tips:

Stay Positive
A change of mind can help you turn things around positive. Positive thoughts plus positive action is equals to positive results. Never panic. Take every load as an opportunity for you to show that you can kick off challenges and make things happen extraordinarily. Who knows, you may be promoted because of that task.

Get Comfort From Pals
Yes, we need someone, our pals. An old saying, "No man is an island" is indeed true. Being positive can be more effective when someone is helping us down the road. An encouraging word from your mom, sister, co-worker or a friend can certainly help eliminate stress. Find time to talk or hang out with them and release the stress within you. Ask help when you need to, do not keep it inside. People need someone to lean on. But of course, make sure that you will call someone who is a genuine positive thinker who will lift you up and not someone who will just add to your stress levels.

Discover What Makes You Happy
Many studies showed that hobbies can eliminate stress. It is found that those who keep in physical time-off activities for at least 20 minutes a week are less prone to fatigue. Leisure activities are also linked to greater levels of positive psychosocial states and reduced depression. Hobbies like playing badminton, singing, drawing, and playing mind games can help battle depression. Another simple way to lessen the effects of stress is to do something fun and enjoyable.

Be Organized
Planning is important in any work setting. Psychologists believe that one main reason why people becomes frustrated and stressed out is because they cannot accomplish anything from their lists. Sadly, even the "to do list" is not organized. The right way to organize your engagements is to prioritize. Do the important things first. Review your schedule at the end of the day and check what you have accomplished. This can help you in organizing your plans and endeavors.

Meditation Fights Irritation
That's right! Meditation fights irritation. Meditating in inspirational words and phrases can keep you stay positive. There are so many inspirational and spiritual resources online that you can browse. Inspirational and spiritual books can teach us how to be a positive person. Learn something from it and it will not just make you a better medical assistant but also a better person. Meditation is like chewing and enjoying a meal. You get the nutrition from positive words. Putting bible verses or positive quotes in a piece of paper and then posting it to the place where you can see it always can help you fight any pressure from work.

Now, if you are a medical assistant you must realized that no one is excused from challenges. It boils down to how a person handles every situation. Follow the tips mentioned above on how to overcome stress and surely you will be able to enjoy being a medical assistant. No one is perfect so stop acting like one.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this information. The information was very helpful and saved a lot of my time.

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