Poll of the Week – Do Physicians Have Time for Hobbies?

May 8, 2012

Hobbies can be great stress relievers, but how many physicians actually have time to pursue their hobbies?

Practice Notes blogger and endocrinologist Melissa Young recently wrote about how important it is for physicians to find “outlets for our energy.”

One physician Young knows, for instance, is rumored to have a shooting range in his basement, another plays in a band, and another plays in a hockey league.

“Everybody needs an outlet,” Young, who recently took up the guitar, wrote. “For some people, it’s the arts. For some, sports. In a field where we expect a lot of ourselves, and where others expect a lot, too, finding healthy ways to escape is one way to keep us going.”

Yet, finding the time to set aside to personal hobbies can be difficult. How many physicians actually manage to do it? 
 

 

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