I get it; being in medicine is no easy feat. There are a lot of days you question how you got yourself here in the first place. But here’s the thing, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t meant to be. Your patients need you—they need the well-rounded version of you. You’d be doing a disservice to them if you didn’t maintain fundamental aspects of you—one of them being your hobbies. I’m a big believer in “me time” and in making time for your hobbies. It’s all a part of what makes you, YOU. So don’t let medical school take that away from you. Remember, you’re only human.
So I’m here to share with you my hobbies, and how I still make time for them. Two of my hobbies happen to be playing with new makeup and working on my car.
Playing with new make-up and beauty products is kind of like being an artist. My face is a blank canvas, and I get to do what I want with it. YouTube videos are really fun for me—I learn about new techniques and new products. I have a massive beauty collection, so I’ll find inspiration from videos and then go to town on my face with what I already have. I’ll spend 15-30 minutes playing around with different colors and looks as a study break in between slides or chapters.
In terms of working on my car, it can be anything— changing oil, detail cleaning my car, waxing it. My dad and I have bonded over cars for years. He taught me everything, so during official holidays or extended weekends, my dad and I will take the day to work on our cars a few times a year.
Very doable, right? What are your hobbies? How do you make time for them?