Grand Strand Health and Wellness - April 2020

We get a lot of handshakes and thank-yous from our patients, but if you ever see a patient in our office dancing for joy, that can only be Regina. Regina has been a one-of-a-kind, amazing patient of ours for over two years now. She first came to our office after she attended one of our “Dinner With a Doctor” seminars hosted by Dr. Crilley. Since then, Regina has come in for monthly appointments, spreading her contagious good mood whenever we see her. Ever since Regina started on a wellness care plan with our office, she has encouraged her family and friends to visit Grand Strand so they can feel the same relief she does. If we had to pick three words to describe Regina, they would be considerate, fun, and high-spirited. She greets everyone at the office with a smile, and during her appointments, she loves sharing her adventures on the dance floor and her wealth of fashion wisdom with us. She also always has a life hack up her sleeve to share with everyone when she visits. In her free time, Regina loves spending time with her loving husband of 10 years, Woody, and her beautiful daughter, Jasmine. She loves to travel and to go “cut a rug” anywhere she can. Just as she’s absorbed so much knowledge about holistic health during her time as our It’s 6 a.m. on Monday morning, and your alarm clock blares in your face. You groan and, with the thought of another week looming over you, pull yourself out of bed. But the early wake-up call is the least of your worries. Another week has begun, and you’re still stuck in a job that you no longer love or maybe never did. Does this sound familiar? If so, you may believe changing careers isn’t worth the hassle, especially if you’re close to retirement, but here’s the secret: It’s not too late! There’s nothing stopping you from finding a career you love later in life. Here are three tips to get you started. BE FLEXIBLE If it’s been a while since you’ve hunted for a job, then you may have forgotten what it’s like. Job searching can be exhausting, and some job requirements can look overwhelming. But getting stuck in your ways and focusing on the things you cannot do will only hinder your ability to find a job you actually love. Instead, take a deep breath and be open to what comes. You may discover a hidden talent or passion! FORGET THE MONEY Money matters, but it shouldn’t be your first priority on the job hunt. Instead, consider what’s going to make you the happiest. What’s A Golden Opportunity in Your Golden Years 3 TIPS FOR CHANGING CAREERS LATER IN LIFE Grand Strand’s Patient of the Month CELEBRATING REGINA D.

patient, she has shared just as much knowledge with us about all the things that make her special and unique.

We have no doubt Regina will continue to value her health and wellness as much as she values the opportunities she has to dance. We can’t wait for her next visit to our office and to hear the advice or life hacks she has in store for us!

your dream job? What have you always enjoyed doing? If money wasn’t an option, what would you be doing right now instead of counting down the hours to 5 p.m.? Be realistic in your goals and find something you love. SEEK GUIDANCE Remember, you’re not alone in this fight! Plenty of people switch careers midway through their lives to focus on something they really enjoy. Seek guidance from those who have had a similar experience and look to professional job hunters or consultants for help. Furthermore, after years in the same job or industry, you’re bound to have made a few connections. Reach out for professional support. Regardless of what path you choose, remember that a career you enjoy is always possible. We can’t promise that you’ll love getting up at 6 a.m., but at least you won’t dread what comes next.

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