The future of otolaryngology is in your hands
As practice managers, administrators, coders and more, you are constantly challenged to promote the best in otolaryngology medicine across your region and across the country while simultaneously running a successful business. The Association of Otolaryngology Administrators is your partner to help make that happen.
The AOA is the only association dedicated to otolaryngology practice management. Our specialty-specific education, resources and networking opportunities will help take your practice to the next level and remain competitive in an uncertain time of healthcare.
11/22/16: QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS AT WORK
Stress can have a serious effect on both your mental and physical health, so take steps NOW to control it. You don’t need to go to a yoga class or meditate for hours – you can do little things right now at work.
- Relax your muscles. Stress, especially over a long period of time, causes muscle tension that you don’t even realize is there. Slowly tense then relax your muscles, one body area at a time. Start from your feet and work your way up to your neck. Get a squeeze ball for your hands.
- Practice deep breathing. Slowly inhale through the nose then exhale through the mouth, all while focusing on calming the rest of your body as well. Even a few deep belly breaths can provide immediate stress relief.
- Go to your “happy place.” Close your eyes and spend just a few moments imagining you are somewhere else you really want to be - a beach, top of a mountain, on vacation, etc. Go through all your senses, one by one, thinking about what you’d see, hear, smell, touch and taste.
- Engage your senses. Everyone has a special type of music or some scent that calms them. Record a playlist of music. Get scented lotion. Find a favorite candy. Experiment to find what makes you feel calm, then keep it near for when you need it.
- Laugh. A deep laugh stimulates circulation and soothes tension. So find things that make you giggle and put them near you.