Expert Insights: Achieving a Work-Life Balance in Healthcare
<p>In today&#8217;s fast-paced world, where we constantly juggle numerous responsibilities and strive for a work-life balance, it&#8217;s easy to forget about the most crucial aspect of our lives &#8211; our well-being. It’s important to pause and prioritize our physical, mental, and emotional health. For Global Wellness Day, we spoke to two Members: <a href="#Dr-Zeeshan-Ahmad">Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad</a>, a clinical psychiatrist, and <a href="#Dr-Hassan-Badawy">Dr. Hassan Badawy</a>, an anesthesia and critical care consultant, about uncovering the secrets to a healthy and happy life.&nbsp;</p> <div class="wp-block-media-text alignwide has-media-on-the-right is-stacked-on-mobile has-normal-font-size" style="grid-template-columns:auto 40%"><div class="wp-block-media-text__content"> <h2 id="Dr-Zeeshan-Ahmad">Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad</h2> <h3>🇵🇰 Pakistani Clinical Psychiatrist in Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪</h3> </div><figure class="wp-block-media-text__media"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="300" height="300" src="" alt="" class="wp-image-16860 size-full" srcset=" 300w, 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></figure></div> <h3>To begin, would you like to introduce yourself and give a little background for our readers?</h3> <p>My name is Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad, and I&#8217;m a consultant psychiatrist. I primarily focus on treating patients with various mental health issues and am particularly interested in adult ADHD, addiction, and addiction-related mental health issues. Additionally, I also diagnose and treat autism in patients of all ages, including children.</p> <p>As for my background, I was born and raised in Pakistan. I obtained my primary medical qualifications from Lahore Medical College. In 2012, I moved to England to pursue my training in general psychiatry. After completing my training, I became a consultant psychiatrist in 2018 and worked with the NHS and North East London Foundation Trust for over four years. It has been a little over five months since I joined Sage Clinics in Dubai, UAE.&nbsp;</p> <h3>What key message would you like to give our readers on Global Wellness Day?</h3> <p>As a psychiatrist, I want to emphasize the significance of prioritizing mental health on Global Wellness Day. It&#8217;s time to give mental health the importance it deserves. We must raise awareness about mental health issues and work towards reducing the associated stigma. Each of us should advocate for better and affordable mental health services.&nbsp;</p> <h3>What are your top tips for achieving a good work-lifebalance?</h3> <p>Creating a work-life balance is crucial for our well-being. It impacts our performance at work and our family life. If we neglect one aspect and prioritize the other excessively, it can lead to problems. So, finding a balance between work and personal life is vital.&nbsp;</p> <p>I feel it is also important to reflect on our goals, what brings us happiness, and what gives us satisfaction. For instance, if family is a priority, we need to ensure that work doesn&#8217;t negatively affect it. Providing for our family requires a stable job, but we must also give them the care and security they need. By understanding the connection between different aspects of our lives, we can strive for a work-life balance that brings us contentment.</p> <h3>How has supported your career in healthcare?</h3> <p> played a crucial role in my professional journey. helped me with the verification process for my degrees and licenses, making it a smooth experience. They also assisted me in finding job opportunities. Since then, I have remained a member of, benefiting from their services to this day.</p> <div class="wp-block-media-text alignwide has-media-on-the-right is-stacked-on-mobile" style="grid-template-columns:auto 30%"><div class="wp-block-media-text__content"> <h2 id="Dr-Hassan-Badawy">Dr. Hassan Badawy</h2> <h3>🇪🇬 Egyptian Anesthesia and Critical Care Consultant in Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪</h3> </div><figure class="wp-block-media-text__media"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="300" height="300" src="" alt="" class="wp-image-16861 size-full" srcset=" 300w, 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></figure></div> <p></p> <h3>Please introduce yourself to our readers.</h3> <p>My name is Dr. Hassan Badawy, and I&#8217;m an anesthesia and critical care consultant, originally from Egypt, and working in the United Arab Emirates since 2019.&nbsp;</p> <p>With a total experience of 19 years across three countries, including Oman, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, I have gained valuable knowledge in various aspects of anesthesia and critical care. Working in multiple countries has given me a diverse perspective and a deep understanding of different healthcare systems and practices.</p> <h3>What key message would you like to give our readers on Global Wellness Day?</h3> <p>My top tips for better well-being are to prioritize regular exercise, avoid fast food, and actively work on reducing stress. Although reducing stress can be challenging due to the many pressures around us, it&#8217;s important to take small steps toward managing stress through various helpful methods. Also, don&#8217;t underestimate the significance of a good night&#8217;s sleep for recharging your energy.&nbsp;</p> <p>And lastly, I would like to emphasize the importance of maintaining a positive mindset. Always consider your mental health first priority when dealing with others or facing challenges.</p> <h3>How do you maintain a work-life balance?</h3> <p>It&#8217;s really important for me to establish a clear separation between my work and home life. When I&#8217;m at work, my focus is solely on my professional goals and giving my maximum effort. However, once I leave the workplace, I make a conscious effort to detach myself completely and prioritize spending quality time with my family. Maintaining this healthy work-life balance and separation between work and personal life is key.</p> <h3>Has helped you in your healthcare career?</h3> <p> was very useful when I wanted to transfer my DataFlow reports and keep them for a longer period of time.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Inspired to take your healthcare abroad?</h3> <p>With our extensive network of reputable employers and streamlined verification process, is the perfect platform to kickstart your overseas healthcare career. 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