Whenever I am stressed, there are some subjective markers I look at. I find myself more tired, I have a harder time concentrating, and I feel less motivated.
Objectively however, I also have something to gauge my stress level. I have a tendency towards grinding my teeth at night, a condition known as bruxism. It is brought on by stress and goes away in its absence. The more stress I have, the more I grind my teeth. From inspecting my mouth guard every morning, I get a decent idea of how stressed I am.
So how do you gauge your stress level? Let me know in the comments and discussion below.
I have been very busy over the past few weeks and have since had a amassed a pack of questions in my inbox waiting to be answered. This is about the first half of the questions that I have. The remainder will follow in a subsequent mailbag. I apologize for the delay.
I was recently asked a similar question during an interview and I think it would be a fun exercise for everyone to switch gears and let your creativity run wild. Leave your answer below or in the comments section.
If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you have?
I was reviewing some practice interview questions and one question caught my eye. I thought it was simple but challenging, interesting enough a question for the readers to ponder. Leave your answers below or in the comments section.
Q: If your friends were to describe you, what five words would they use?
That is probably a good point. A little reprieve from medicine is always a nice touch. You really can go both ways on this.
(With regards to this question).
I have been asked many times what sort of career I am pursuing but I have never posed the question to the readers. I would be interested to know what sort of aspirations you have (or for those already in a specialty, your what-if-alternate-universe options). Thus:
If you were a doctor, what kind of doctor would you be?