Invest a little energy and get even more in return. Try a microburst. It’s a mini-break that can help improve your energy level and state of mind. “Micro” stands for the small amount of energy you put into it. “Burst” stands for the bigger energy return you get.
A microburst can be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Use one of these ideas or take a few minutes to brainstorm your own:
- For a physical energy break, climb a few flights of stairs.
- Recharge emotionally by taking 5 minutes to chat with a friend or loved one.
- Regroup mentally by doing a minute of deep breathing.
Feed your spiritual self by meditating or enjoying a moment of quiet reflection.
"As physicians, we’re taught that work is a marathon and we must pace ourselves. But it’s not sustainable, and can lead to burnout and energy loss."
Eric F. Stamler, MD FACOG
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board of Directors, Cincinnati