4 Action Steps To Stop Overthinking Now

In this episode of the Alternative Healthcare Careers Podcast and Show, Dr. Mike Chua, discusses four action steps to stop overthinking.

0:00:07 Introduction to Alternative Healthcare Careers Podcast and Show
0:01:33 Greetings and promotion of various platforms and services
0:03:10 Revisiting the truth as the first step to stop overthinking
0:04:46 Checking emotions and intentions in the search for an alternative career
0:06:34 Taking action as the final step towards finding an alternative career
0:07:29 Seeking advice on feeling unappreciated and disrespected at work
0:09:36 Struggling with the decision to leave the current position
0:11:26 Advice on finding satisfaction and resilience in the profession
0:16:30 Turning Adversity into Advantage
0:17:29 Embracing Growth in Challenging Situations
0:17:36 Thank you for watching and subscribing to our channel
0:17:53 Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you
0:18:55 Teach to truly understand and remember
0:19:59 Wrapping up the Show with a Thank You

I highlight the first step, which is to revisit the truth and focus on the facts, rather than getting caught up in drama and overanalyzing. The next step is to check your emotions and reflect on whether you're pursuing an alternative career for personal growth or merely to escape a stressful job. It's important to consider the impact your decision will have on your finances and family.

Lastly, I emphasize the importance of making a decision and taking action, as opportunities won't come to you if you don't actively seek them. Just like taking medication or therapy, you have to be proactive. Moving forward, I address a question from a member who feels unappreciated and disrespected in their role as a Director of Rehab (DOR) at a facility.

I acknowledge the challenges of being a DOR, such as managing therapists, assistants, and coordinating with other staff members. I advise that appreciation and respect should come from within oneself, and if the situation doesn't improve, it may be necessary to consider leaving. I conclude by stating that ongoing gossip and finger-pointing won't lead to improvement and encourage listeners to strive for a better work environment.

Moving on, I discuss the challenging work environment in healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals. I highlight factors such as stress, reduced reimbursement rates, and pressure from company owners that contribute to the worsening situation. I urge listeners to develop resilience and the ability to ignore negativity in order to avoid unnecessary stress.

I suggest considering finding another job that brings satisfaction rather than succumbing to the hardships of the profession. I empathize with listeners' tendencies to help others and share personal experiences of assisting people despite the impact on productivity. I express concerns about therapists and doctors losing their joy and art of therapy, and recommend learning everything possible and enhancing leadership skills to open up opportunities for starting one's own business in the future.

I assure listeners that those who have mistreated them may one day seek employment from them, and express belief in a better future. As the conversation progresses, I emphasize the importance of surrounding oneself with positive influences and taking action towards goals. I stress that the people one spends time with can greatly impact their life, and encourage listeners to hang out with those who bring out the best in them.

Taking action is emphasized as crucial, and I joke about needing increased shares and subscriptions. I encourage listeners to shoot for the moon, as even if they miss, they will still land among the stars. Failure is seen as an opportunity to get closer to one's goals and alternative career. Lastly, I discuss the benefits of teaching and how it can solidify one's understanding of a topic. I express gratitude to the listeners, concluding the episode.

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About the Author

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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