My name is Rashida Ali. I’m a dentist, working in Al Habeeb Private Hospital in Dubai. In this post, I am going to uncover my day to day life to all my readers so that you get a glimpse of what I do in my profession and how I balance my personal and professional life. So, let’s get started.
Let’s start with my morning routine. There are three basic things that are part of my morning routine. These are things that set my mood and energy for the entire day. If I miss doing any of these tasks, I find myself lagging throughout the day.
The first thing I do in the morning is to sit on my desk and note down parts of the dream I remember in my journal. I have been doing this for the last five years. Researches have shown that remembering your dreams helps in creating stronger neural connections.
The second thing in my morning routine is exercise. I love to play soccer and everyday I spend around 30 minutes running and kicking the ball in the football ground next to my apartment. There are days when I spend around 45 minutes to an hour in the ground. Next, I go on and do some forms of exercise on the ground. It helps me keep my body intact for the rest of the day.
Once I’m done with my morning routine, I move on to do the other very important tasks of the day which are related to my work. I plan my day. I do it in my daily planner. I take my morning tea while doing so. And, of course I have my bath before doing this part of my morning ritual.
I also find the time to work on my passion project. If you are not aware of this, I run a Youtube channel and a blog – DocInDubai. I post articles daily on my blog and I upload weekly videos on the channel. As of now, I have posted more than a thousand articles on the blog. I’m currently working on a project on the medical insurance companies in Dubai. It is one of the most interesting topics for me. I have also planned on doing a video on the top medical insurance companies in Dubai. I hope it turns out well.
Coming back to the topic, after planning the day and working a little on my passion project, I move out of my apartment and into my car. I drive to my workplace while listening to some interesting podcasts. That is one of the best times of my day. It sets my mood for the next few hours. By the time I reach my chamber, I’m full with excitement for the day.
The next few hours of the day are spent in meetings with patients and discussions with my apprentices. I run through the further schedule for the day around noon and make changes to it if needed. I have my lunch at around 1:30 and move out of the building. I like to walk after having my meal. I come back in 20 minutes and continue my work till the evening.
I leave the hospital at 6 and reach my home at 7. I bathe, cook and settle myself down for some alone time. I read a book or watch something on the internet. At 9, I spend another half an hour on my personal project. I turn off my devices and hit the sack at 10. This is how a day in my life looks like.