But what does wellbeing mean
The definition of wellbeing will be different for everyone. It may include some of the domains represented in the picture below—some of these will be more important to you than others. You may have additional elements that
aren’t covered here.
Self-awareness is the first step to addressing your own wellbeing. As surgeons, we have often built up defences that make us not very receptive to this. We minimise the awareness of our emotions, sacrifice our personal lives and strive for perfection in order to focus intently on a task . It is important to recognise that cultivating healthier thinking patterns and emotional awareness can help us reach our peak performance .