Episode 45: Rest. The final frontier

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Sheela Hobden, Professional Certified Coach, wellbeing expert and fellow Shapes Toolkit facilitator. We talk about why rest isn’t just important for wellbeing, but important for productivity and creativity too. 

As doctors and other professionals, we can think that rest is just for other people, that we are superhuman and that we just need to keep going until we have just finished…. (fill in the blank). The reality is that our work is never done and if we wait until a convenient break in our schedule to rest and recharge then we’ll never take a break. 

We discuss tips and strategies for planning short and longer breaks and Sheela shares with us her top summer 2020 holiday survival tips:

  1. Take time out (clear your physical space of work clutter, use voicemail and out of office)
  2. Go tourist – rediscover where you live with new eyes
  3. Catch some rays – make the most of the early mornings and light evenings
  4. Have a plan B (for when rain or other stuff stops play)
  5. Go funny – laughing is ALWAYS good for you
  6. Connect with other (a staple on this show!)

We’ve put together a summer survival toolkit full of hints and tips from our favourite wellbeing experts, GPs, leadership specialists and coaches. You can download it here.

You can download our Stop Start Continue Checklist tool here – https://www.shapestoolkit.com/stop-start-continue

We’re taking a dose of our own medicine and are going to take August off (we need it!). So do check out our back catalogue of podcasts over the summer – there are some gems there! A good summer listen would be How to be an Adult, or Eff it Living ). Thank you SO MUCH for your support over the last year – the podcast has been a great success and we couldn’t have done it without you! We’ll be back on 1st September.

We are sending out a regular email with new resources, tips and useful content especially professionals working throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you’d like to receive this and other resources about thriving at work then please sign up here 

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Podcast links

Rest: Why you get more done when you work less by Alex Soojung-Kimm Pang

Positive Psychology in the Pandemic – a 60 second lecture from Martin Seligman

We Will Get Through This Michael Bungay Stanier podcast

Follow Sheela on twitter @wellbeing_champ

Find out more about the Shapes Toolkit training here

Here’s Sheela’s website  https://www.bluegreencoaching.com/

You can download our Stop Start Continue Checklist tool here – https://www.shapestoolkit.com/stop-start-continue

You can download our Thrive Week Planner here – https://www.shapestoolkit.com/thrive-planner

Get the COVID Team Wellbeing Toolkit which includes instructions on how to run a team check in chat here – https://www.shapestoolkit.com/free-team-wellbeing-toolkit

View our recent Shapes Webinars on how to support your teams through the COVID crisis here https://www.shapestoolkit.com/support-your-team-webinar

24 hour support for NHS staff: Call 0300 131 7000 between 7am and 11pm or text FRONTLINE to 85258 24/7.

BMA Wellbeing Service – https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme – https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/

Sign up for downloadable CPD reflection forms plus more tools and resources – https://youarenotafrog.com/podcasts/cpd/

For more episodes of You are not a frog, check out our website https://youarenotafrog.com/

Sign up to our mailing list here for loads of useful resources about thriving at work 

You can also join the Shapes Collective Facebook group where we chat about the hot topics and regularly post interesting articles – https://www.facebook.com/groups/2212687302308522/

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Find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors and healthcare professionals on surviving and thriving at work at https://www.shapestoolkit.com/healthcare and for other organisations at https://www.shapestoolkit.com/organisations

You can also join the Shapes Collective Facebook group where we chat about the hot topics and regularly post interesting articles – https://www.facebook.com/groups/2212687302308522/

Follow Rachel on twitter @DrRachelMorris – https://twitter.com/drrachelmorris

Follow Rachel on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rachel-morris/

Find out more about her online and face to face courses for doctors and healthcare professionals on surviving and thriving at work at https://www.shapestoolkit.com/healthcare and for other organisations at https://www.shapestoolkit.com/organisations

Other Podcasts

Episode 47 – How to Have a Courageous Conversation

Rachel talks with Beccie D'Cunha about the conversations that we avoid and the conversations we really need to have with our colleagues, teams and managers. They can be described as difficult conversations, but we can redefine them as courageous conversations - because ultimately it takes courage for both parties to listen and be heard.

Episode 46 – Default to happy

Rachel talks with Dr Giles P Croft about his take on how to beat stress and burnout. Giles  is a psychology graduate and former NHS surgeon who stepped aside from clinical practice for a decade to explore a number of career paths, including health informatics, cycling journalism, public speaking and high street retail with his wife.

Episode 45 – Rest. The final frontier

Rachel is joined by Sheela Hobden, Professional Certified Coach, wellbeing expert and fellow Shapes Toolkit facilitator. We talk about why rest isn’t just important for wellbeing, but important for productivity and creativity too. 

Episode 40 – Leading with tough love with Gary Hughes

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Gary Hughes, author of the book Leadership in Practice, blogger, educator and facilitator who is a Practice Manager by day. We chat about how leadership in the COVID-19 crisis has had to adapt, and the different roles that a leader has had to take.

Episode 37 – How to manage conflict during COVID with Jane Gunn

Rachel is thrilled to welcome back Jane Gunn – lawyer, mediator and expert in conflict resolution who has been known as the Corporate Peacemaker. This episode is for you if the thought of addressing a difficult issue with one of your colleagues send you running for the hills…

Episode 20 – A creative solution to stress with Ruth Cocksedge

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Ruth Cocksedge a Practitioner Psychologist who started her career as a mental health nurse. She practices in Cambridge and has a particular interest in EMDR for PTSD and creative writing as a way to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Episode 11 – The magical art of reading sweary books

In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by Dr Liz O’Riordan, the ‘Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer’, TEDx speaker, author, blogger, triathlete and all round superstar who has been nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’.

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