Do Your Best
So, I realized something today at work- I have a tendency to get anxious and worked up about my documentation. Seriously, I stress out about it. I had THREE, count ‘em, THREE evaluations today - that's a lot for me. And, as I was in the middle of my second evaluation, I thought to myself, "You have so much documenting to do. You are never going to get it done. You should start worrying about this immediately because it is a HUGE deal." I was starting to get very uncomfortable knowing I had work to do but hadn't done it yet.
I hate having things on my to-do list. I can't imagine a time in my life when I will ever procrastinate. It drives me nuts knowing I have something to take care of.
Anyway, today was the first time I ever realized that there is nothing more I can do than my best. I will finish my evaluations as thoroughly as possible, and I will be as efficient as I can with my documentation, but if I can't get it done, I will get it done later.
Worry isn't an effective means of becoming a good therapist. I need to focus on my patients and the rest will come together on it's own time.