Getting Deliberate About Rest: How to Intentionally Carve Out Time for Yourself & Prioritize Your Recovery

podcast Jul 08, 2021

In the career trajectory of female physicians, we constantly feel the need to do more to be successful. Whether that's seeing more patients, having more on our daily agenda, or working harder for an equal salary. But what if all this extra work is coming at the expense of much needed, well-deserved rest?

If we don’t actively prioritize periods of rest, and we don’t take pauses, we’re setting ourselves up for failure.

How do you know if you’re missing out on opportunities for rest? What are the facets of rest we often ignore, but need to focus on?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to deliberately plan for rest, and practical ways to bring rest into work day. 


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode  

  • How to get the most out of the schedule you negotiated for
    A beautiful schedule filled with vacation days and four-day weeks is only great if you make use of it. Are you squandering much-needed rest time and overworking when you don’t have to? 

  • Why staying in one place can actually be good for us
    We’re conditioned to be on the lookout for the next big opportunity, but what if plateaus and status quos are exactly where we’re supposed to be for rest and efficiency?  

  • The power of deliberate breaks throughout the day
    How do you set up micro-breaks throughout your day, and allow yourself time to protect your physical, mental, and emotional health?

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