Hello fellow pharmacists and welcome to the fourth article in the 5W2 series.
The 5W2 series is a selection of short articles on strategies and techniques to support our emotional development within our professional roles. Each article includes tried and tested practical self-development tools. Previous articles have focused on “Managing Stress”, “Using Mindfulness” and “Self Coaching”.
This fourth article is Five Ways to Maintain your Energy Levels, and will look at the following 5 simple strategies.
Energy levels can dip so easily during the day or week whether we are in the pharmacy, on the ward, in the clinic or in the office. If we don’t top up those levels we are in danger of burning out. So, before I get into the detail of the Five Ways I thought I would share some of the obvious ways of maintaining energy levels that I have assumed us lovely Pharmacists will do all the time.
- Get enough sleep.
- Eat well and eat clean.
- Exercise regularly.
- Take breaks.
- Spend time on things that make you happy.
So assuming we all do the above 5 as our core ways of maintaining energy levels, let’s look at the ways I mentioned above.