Locum Pharmacist Tips

What gets you stressed? Maybe it’s the regular job hunt? Maybe you get anxious about driving long distances and taking up a new role? We’ve provided some quick-fire solutions to help de-stress your life and to help you get a great night’s sleep!

Take the Train or the Bus to Work

Yep, public transport can be quite annoying at times. Buses can be late and trains can smelly. But using public transport in the morning and evening is a great way of unwinding. Reading our favourite book or magazine helps us enter a state of calm before and after our working day. It can also be a great time to catch up on some sleep. Be careful though, you don’t want to miss your stop!

Take a 10 Minute Walk at Lunch

Getting in a quick walk at lunch time can help get the endorphins going. The fresh air can be a great relaxant. It’s good to escape from the dispensary for a few minutes and have some quality ‘me time,’ where you can put the world to rights in your head and plan that weekend away that you need!

Listen to Some Music

Now, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the sound of waves hitting a rock, nor does it have to be the dulcet tones of Westlife or Rick Astley. Listen to what makes you happy. I actually feel better after listening to some heavy metal. Listening to your favourite music has a calming effect and can also help remember the good times that you associate with those songs. A little escapism can help to break up your day and reinvigorate you for the mayhem /joys of the job that may lie ahead.

Get Yourself Over to YouTube

Are you into videos of dogs playing with their tails, babies laughing or things getting blown away in the wind? Get yourself onto YouTube! Having a laugh is a great way to brighten up your day and is a great way to remove some of the stress from your life. Pharmacists know that laughter is the best medicine. (Sort of)


Yoga isn’t just about contorting your body to look like a tree. It’s a fantastic way to help control your breathing, to release endorphins and to bring a sense of serenity to your otherwise hectic lifestyle. Regular exercise can be hard to fit in when you’re living on the road without a routine. There are lots of quick and intense workouts that you can do to help de-stress and stay in shape.

Eat a Banana

Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure, which can rise during times of stress. Some people find that eating a banana when they’re feeling stressed can help improve energy and can fend of the effects of stress. A banana a day keeps the stress levels at bay!

Sign Up To Locate A Locum

Instead of running around the country, handing out business cards, relentlessly checking job boards and worrying if recruiters will contact you about job opportunities, you can sign up to Locate a Locum for free! We can save you time, we can help you avoid stress and we’ll ensure that you receive relevant job updates every morning!

For more information on how you can deal with stress, check out the NHS Choices website.

Check out our Careers website to view our existing permanent positions or get in touch with our Recruitment Manager, Thomas, to find out more! thomas@locatealocum.com

Thanks for reading, have a great day!
Locate a Locum Team