Are you not enjoying your Monday at work? Don’t worry! You are far from being alone. After all, it’s just the beginning of another week, and most of the Doctors don’t even get the weekend off. Doctors don’t enjoy or feel happy at work due to various reasons from annoying co-workers to bullying seniors and emergency cases. For that matter, we have brought you 8 of the best ways in which you can use yoga to make your work life more bearable and one to look forward to. Since a doctor can’t go on a yoga retreat, our ways will help you fit yoga around your responsibilities while helping you develop a spiritual peace by practicing mindfulness.
1. Change Your Approach
First of all, you will have to change your approach and think of yoga as a lifestyle and not just an exercise. In this way, you will be able to incorporate it in every moment your life and not only on the mat but off it as well.
2. Plan Ahead
Plan your yoga schedule ahead of time just as a doctor has to schedule their social life as they don’t get much time to go out. So, it would be a great way to plan ahead of time. You can plan your week on a Sunday evening and put yoga in things to do in your diary. By the end of the week, you can see if you have attended all three of the yoga sessions that you wanted to or not.
3. Set Objectives
Another great way to incorporate yoga in your busy routine is to set your objectives for the day as soon as you get up. Make a list of your short term and long terms goals and set defined objectives that which of them you wish to achieve in a given period. Challenge yourself to meditate for 10 minutes a day or do yoga as soon as you wake up in the morning. It would be a great idea to set reminders and alarms to keep you on your toes.
4. Take a Break and Breathe
As demanding as a doctor’s profession is, it is imperative to stop every once in a while just for your own sake and take a deep breath. This will help you to bring more efficiency to your work as you will feel refreshed and your energy levels will elevate as oxygen will be delivered to each and every nerve. The best way to do it is by being mindful. So, stop everything for a while and be mindful towards your body and breathe with awareness.
Meditation is one of the best ways to promote a positive environment in your workplace as well as enhance your productivity. While you meditate, you are actually in the process of finding out what is going on in your mind, so that you can work accordingly to be at peace with your mind and hence enhance productivity. Once you become familiar with what your mind wants, you work in that direction.
6. Use Break-Time Effectively
Using your break time effectively is very important in this regard. It would be best to bring about the mindfulness in a relaxing time as well. For that matter, you can practice some meditation which will help you to keep a focus while relaxing your nerves to get yourself ready to get back to work with a renewed energy. So, being mindful about your spare time is also great as it will help you to relax and regain your energy in a better way while staying mindful and focused.
7. Positive Words
What we speak has a deep impact on our feelings and the people around us. Affirming and positive words promote good mutual feelings and surround you with positive energy. So, reclaim your love and energy by using positive and affirming words.
8. Take a Shower
Turn your shower time around by making it a sacred time instead of a chore. Practice mindfulness about your body and mind during this time and use aromatherapy to maximize your relaxation.
Incorporate these ways to avoid struggling for making time to do your yoga. So, go ahead and get your asana as well as your inner peace during your hectic days as a doctor. These ways will help you make yoga a lifestyle instead of just an exercise.