It’s so tempting to fall into the same routine week in week out without setting yourself challenges or goals. This can often make us feel underwhelmed and unmotivated to push ourselves to success.
Try writing yourself a short list of things you’d like to achieve by the end of the week. It’ll give you objectives and purpose and so by the time it reaches Friday, you’ll be able to look back and celebrate how much you’ve done.
I’ve challenged myself to take up a new hobby of watercolour painting. Here I’ve drawn some memories from what I consider to be the best airport in the world - Changi Airport, Singapore. It literally had everything, a pool, a free movie theatre, indoor forests an abundance of shops and an extensive food court. 🛫
Painting this was actually quite fun and relaxing, a nice change from the routine of day to day activities and I hope to continue and improve my skills, so stay tuned for more. 👩🎨 Have you taken up any new hobbies recently?
Throughout medical school and GP training we had reflection drilled into our curriculum. As a practicing doctor I can see how important this is. By being able to take a situation and analyse what was done well and not so well allows for continual self-development and learning. It allows us to remain humble but at the same time gain knowledge and skills.
It’s something that I do on a daily basis and if it’s not something you’ve tried before, I encourage you to give it a go and let me know how you do.
For me, being able to inspire others to pursue their dreams and give them hope and confidence in their abilities is such a motivational and gratifying feeling.
Being a non surgical trainer, I’m in a privileged position to empower others to succeed whilst giving guidance on safe injecting techniques. Helping to contribute to a new generation of safe cosmetic injectable physicians.
Are you aged between 50-74? Are you up to date with your breast cancer screening? 📣
If the answer is no to the above then it’s time to get screening.
According to the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, only half of women in the target age group are taking up their two yearly free mammograms to test for breast cancer.
Breast screening is important for the early detection of breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is detected the sooner it can be treated with more favourable outcomes. Breast screening also helps to provide women with reassurance following a normal result.
Breast screening is performed using a machine called a mammogram that pushes pressure onto the breasts whilst images are taken. This usually lasts for 10 seconds at a time.
These images are then analysed by a specialist doctor and the results are sent to yourself and your GP. You will then be put on a register to remind you to return every 2 years until the age of 74.
Some symptoms that you should report to your doctor include, changes in the skin, noticing a lump, pain or nipple discharge. If you are concerned about any of the above or are just unsure of how to examine your own breasts please pop by and see me in clinic.