Eighteen Work-life Balance Tips for Physicians

July 30, 2014

Most physicians struggle to find balance between work and home, but it's not as difficult as you might think. Here experts share their top tips.

It's no secret that physicians have fast-paced, highly-stressful jobs. But you might be surprised at how big a toll that is taking on many of Physicians Practice's readers.

Nearly 70 percent of the 1,311 respondents to Physicians Practice's 2014 Great American Physician survey, Sponsored by Kareo, said they don't have as much personal time as they think they should.In addition, 36 percent said they don't have time for leisurely activities outside of medicine, 46 percent said they don't get enough sleep, and about 50 percent said they don't exercise on a regular basis.

If you are among this group of burned-out physicians, turning things around might seem like an impossible task. Yet experts say that's a misconception. Here are 20 small ways to improve your work-life balance.