Sept. 5, 2022

Dr. Wong's Weekly Reflection: Do you Live to Work or Work to Live?

Dr. Wong's Weekly Reflection: Do you Live to Work or Work to Live?

S4/Ep 20//Weekly Reflection 1//Color of Success


In our brand new segment, Weekly Reflection, Dr. Wong will discuss a thought question, and provide an actionable item to further self-reflection.  

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Transcript

Welcome to the Color of Success Podcast. I'm your host, Dr. Stephanie Wong. Our newest segment of the show is Weekly Reflection where we ponder a question together and I suggest an actionable item to facilitate for the reflection. If you would like to contact me for corporate events, please email me at drstephaniejwong.practice@gmail.com. Today's weekly reflection is, Do you live to work or work to live? Many people are reflecting on this question as more and more people experience burnout.

I continue to reflect on the answer to this question for myself. I found myself free on a Sunday, which is a rarity. I didn't schedule patients because I was planning on going to a kid's birthday party but circumstances prevented me from doing so. And I found myself by myself, actively trying not to be productive. It was extremely uncomfortable. I found myself reaching for the phone and mobile gaming or looking at random social media posts.

I started brainstorming about the podcast and other endeavors. I kick myself in the butt for finishing the Partner Track, streaming now by the way! While I always have joked that my dream is to retire by 40, I suspect that I wouldn't lay around idle. What is your answer to this question? How does this answer impact your life?

One actionable item is to schedule ideally half-a-day or a full day off. If you can't swing that for logistical purposes, perhaps try for an hour. Refrain from mindlessly scrolling on your phone, checking emails and are working on a side hustle.

Notice: How do you feel during that time off? What's the impact of being truly present? For more weekly reflections, follow us on streaming and social media platforms and connect with us at colorofsuccesspodcast.com.  We would love to hear from you!