Sunday, March 2, 2014

5 Ways for Pediatric Therapists to Snap Out of a Funk


[caption id="attachment_1271" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Photo from Photo from Flickr Hannah K[/caption]

Ever have the blues at your job?  Feeling like you are stuck in a rut?  Here are 5 ways to snap out of a funk as a pediatric occupational or physical therapist:

1. Remember why you chose this profession - to help others.

2. Connect with other therapists to ask for help establish a professional learning network or monthly team meetings with colleagues to ask for suggestions or to vent.  Need activity suggestions to mix things up a bit?  Check out all the free ideas at YourTherapySource.

3. Have other interests - don't obsess over your job. Try to leave it at work and go home for your own leisure activities.

4. You are not alone - all therapists go through phases where you feel like you are spinning your wheels.

5. Realize you may not always be right - sometimes the parent or teacher would like a different end result than you would for a child. If you always insist on your way or the highway your job will be very tough. Compromise and try to move on - you will feel happier!

Do you have any tips or suggestions to add to the list?

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