Increase your #productivity: Sometimes working lesser (small beaks of idleness or being unfocused) can make you more productive.
This counter intuitive link between #downtime and productivity may be due to the way our brains operate. When our brains toggle between being focused and unfocused on a task, they tend to be more efficient.
General tips to avoid a burn out:
Recognize that time isn’t the only variable that you must manage.
Accept that there are limitations to what your mind and body can achieve.
Take power naps.
Meditate to declutter.
Be wary of substance abuse.
Allot time for rest at work as well as at home.
Allot time for creative thought—for example, to brainstorm about difficult clinical challenges.
Insist on time for exercise and proper nutrition.
Take a long view of your schedule, not just today’s or tomorrow’s appointment slots. Consider revising your schedule to include long-term, repetitive opportunities for energy and problem management.
Don’t put off making needed changes because you’re tired. You’ll only stay tired.