12 tips to control stress in the dental office [VIDEO]

March 29, 2013

Cathy Jameson, Ph.D. on how to control your stress, instead of allowing it to control you.

Cathy Jameson, Ph.D. on how to control your stress, instead of allowing it to control you.

As part of our Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking.

Here are 12 ways to beat the everyday stress in your dental practice:

 

There are simple steps you can take that lead to successful stress control.

  • Vision. Establish your vision and revisit it often to make sure you’re moving in the right direction.

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  • Write & prioritize your goals. By prioritizing goals, you will be able to see what is most important to you and your team.

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  • Practice good time management. If you organize and plan your goals, your days and your life, you will have time to do the things you want to do most.

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  • Exercise on a regular basis. Exercising regularly can help increase your well being, both physically and emotionally.

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  • Practice proven relaxation techniques. By mentally relaxing your body, you can relieve tension, calm nerves and bring yourself back to a pleasant and calm state, relieving stress.

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  • Feed your body properly. When your body feels well, your mind is strong.

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  • Feed your mind positively. If you live your life expecting the best and nothing less, nothing can stand in your way!

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  • Stimulate your creative centers with hobbies and outside activities. Tapping into your creative outlet will reduce stress and fatigue, while refreshing the creative part of your mind.

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  • Communicate effectively. Your personal and professional relationships will be healthy and stress-controlled if you effectively communicate not only with team members and patients, but with your loved ones.

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  • Organize! Organize every aspect; every system within your practice. Then, think consistency. There’s the key.

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  • Eliminate. Get rid of the things in your life that are not working and focus on / give attention to the things in your life that are working.

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  • Strive for achieving a balance in your life. A balance between love, work, worship and play will lead to happiness, less stress and a fulfilling life.

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