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3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness
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If I’ve learned anything over the past two years of medical school, it’s that life and school are stressful. Life comes at you fast, and you never know what is coming! Fortunately, there are ways to prepare for stressful situations. When I started medical school, “mindfulness” seemed like a social media fad, so I ignored it and dove head first into school. At the beginning of the second year of medical school, I had built up so much anxiety that I knew something had to change. I was burned out, so I decided to talk to the school counselor. She introduced me to mindfulness, and it has made such a difference in my happiness and approach to life and school over the past year. Today I’m sharing 3 ways to practice mindfulness, and I hope you find these practices helpful!

Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert in mindfulness, and this post should not be taken as medical advice.

  1. Start your day with you time. Every morning I make a cup of coffee and read a devotion from the First 5 app. Spending a quiet moment with God in the morning centers me and prepares me for the day ahead. You could also try meditating or reading, as long as what you’re reading doesn’t stress you out!
  2. Breathing exercises: When I’m stressed out and my heart is racing, I try to do a breathing exercise or guided meditation. It helps calm me down so I can think more clearly. My favorite app for guided meditations is Smiling Mind because the guide has an Australian accent.
  3. Do something that you love to do. I love to go for walks in the park in the springtime (before the Louisiana heat makes it miserable). It’s so nice to just enjoy nature and forget about everything that is stressing me out. Whatever it is that you love to do, make sure that you’re making time for it often.

What are your favorite mindfulness practices/resources? I would love to hear from you!

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Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday! I’m back at school today for my last two weeks of MS2. These last two weeks are part of a course called “Integrative,” and we are having lectures and small groups that pull together concepts from all of our coursework over the past two years. After the semester is over, I’ll start my dedicated study time for Step 1 (6 weeks). It all feels so surreal that in a few short months I’ll finally be working with patients!

White Coat Ceremony Spring 2017

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Over the weekend I received my short white coat at White Coat Ceremony! This ceremony marks the transition from the pre-clinical to clinical years of medical school. After one more lecture test at school and studying for and taking step 1, I’ll finally be in the hospital learning from patients. 

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I started carrying a purse to school in the 4th grade. Why did I need a purse? For all of my reading-for-fun books. Yeah, I was that cool. Back then, the big trend was handmade purses with a contrasting trim. Mine was denim with an American flag border. Ever since I’ve always carried a purse, even now when most of my classmates just carry their wallets in their backpacks.

What to Wear to White Coat Ceremony

What to Wear to White Coat Ceremony

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 You may have seen on my Instagram recently that my white coat ceremony is coming up! White Coat Ceremony marks our transition from the pre-clinical to clinical years of medical school, and we are presented with short white coats with our names embroidered on them. Read my tips below for what to wear to white coat ceremony:

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