We are in the second month of 2022 and you wouldn’t be the only one to answer yes to this question; are you feeling exhausted yet?
It’s okay if you are.
LocumBase wants to empower you with the right tool to help you be your best.
Here are 4 (free and simple) ways to reboot your body & keep up your energy for the rest of this year!
Mindfulness meditation has a number of positive health benefits, including improving your immune system function, improving interpersonal relationships, and reducing stress and anxiety.
All you need to do is find a quiet and relaxing space, and dedicate a minimum of 15 minutes to freeing your mind of thoughts. This can be in-between consultations, before seeing your next patient. While it may take some practice to get used to the process, once you do, you'll start noticing yourself becoming more hyper-focused in everyday situations.
Particularly for medical professionals who stare at screens for most of the day, your brain can start to feel tired and lacking in creativity. Therefore, reading a piece of fiction or perhaps something related to your job before a meeting, will help reactivate your brain. The more often you read, the more accustomed your brain will become to storing information, improving your intelligence. All that information will eventually come in handy as you engage in conversations, work on projects, and try to solve problems.
Physical exercise is proven to have a positive effect on your mental health, providing more oxygen-rich blood to your brain, giving you direct and temporarily greater, mental stimulation.
Even a small amount of exercise, whether it be a few minutes walking, jogging or a few stretches in-between consultations, will help to stabilise your mood and increase focus and attention towards your patients.
The short-term and long-term benefits of physical exercise are well worth the time investment, particularly if completed once or twice a day.
Deep breathing (the kind used in meditation) will help you focus and feel energised throughout your day. Try to conduct breathing exercises whenever you start to feel tired or stressed.
Sit or lie in a comfortable position, keeping your legs and spine straight and place one hand on your abdomen and one on your chest.
Then inhale slowly and deeply through your nose and into your abdomen, until your lungs are full.
Pause for a few seconds, then exhale slowly through the mouth, making a quiet whooshing sound, until your lungs are empty. Repeat the process until you start to feel calmer and are more mentally prepared to continue your day.
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