EP#135: Uncertainty

When things aren't predictable, how does your brain respond? Do you prefer to be in control? How do you feel when things are out of control?

As OB/GYN's we can face a lot of uncertainty:

  • What will come in when I am on call?
  • What if I don't know how to handle it?
  • What if this patient has a postop complication?

The problem is, our brains can start to interpret the uncertainty of life as BAD. Then, when we are faced with that uncertainty, we feel anxious or fearful or stressed. I see this play out all the time in my own brain and for my Group Member's.

Today I am walking you through how to handle uncertainty, especially when it leads to anxiety for you.