RD01 (2016) Personal Health Strategies

 

Hazards:

·        Long hours

·        Demanding work

·        Working to others’ schedules

·        Uncontrolled work environment

·        Crises

 

Strategies:

Supports

Colleagues:

·        Mentor

·        Networks

·        CPD events

Professional help:

·        GP

·        Counsellor

·        Employee assistance programme

Self-care

·        Food

·        Sleep

·        Exercise

·        Hobbies

·        Stress relief

·        Mindfulness

·        Beware addictions

Health care

·        Get a GP

·        Don’t self-diagnose or self-medicate

·        Don’t get corridor consults

·        Don’t refer yourself directly to a specialist

Work organization

·        Take breaks

·        Take sick leave

·        Take holidays

Home organisation

·        Outsource chores (e.g. cleaner)

·        Outsource maintenance (e.g. painting)

·        Spend time with kids

·        Spend time with partner