physician in Somerset West

Fairview Family Practice

Welcome to our friendly family practice.

We are here to care for you and your whole family. Our practice is close to various pharmacies, retirement homes and Vergelegen Mediclinic.


Dr Danie van Aswegen

Dr Trusia Burgers

"Our Mission is to improve the health and wellness of our patients to ensure quality of life and sustainable health and longevity"

Improve your work-health balance

Your task list is growing by the day, your wife is reminding you about the roof leak for the sixth time, and the laundry is stacking up. If you feel overwhelmed by the number of things you still need to do, you are not alone.

Work-life balance has always been a struggle; we want to do our best and perform well in each area of our lives. Although your career is the bread and butter for your home, it is important to remember that your personal life dramatically affects your capability of optimal performance at work and at home.

7 tips for a better work-health balance:

1. Break the habit of negative thoughts. Instead of saying I have too much work, say, ‘I can manage my workload.’ Positivity in the workplace leads to higher motivation and performance and decreases stress levels.
2. Set plans in motion for family and personal time. As a family, decide what evenings you will eat dinner together, schedule date nights, and organise a babysitter in advance. The key is to schedule your time wisely and stay committed to it.
3. Take stock of habits and activities that does not add value to your personal life or career. Maximise your time and be intentional with it. You don’t have to join that 5-minute gossip session during your break, and Netflix is not necessarily a better recharge than a warm destressing bath.
4. Exercising doesn’t only increase your endorphins but also relieves stress and improves your mood. Wake up early for a run before the family wakes up or ask the family to join in after work.
5. You can make 10-15 minutes to do something that recharges your batteries even during a busy day. Take a bath, listen to music, read an inspirational book.
6. Let go of perfectionism. That research document can always improve, and your hair will have a bad day. Get the job done productively and effectively, not in a perfected way.
7. Calculate your tasks and allocate time accordingly. Be honest with your superior about what you can achieve and ask for an extension when you know you cannot meet a deadline.

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