Week in Review: Week of Jan. 4, 2021

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The first full week of 2021 is over — and it gave Headlines readers tips and resources to make the new year much better than the last.

For instance, there was a feature on the importance of limiting meetings (and therefore stress) at work; details on an easier way to communicate broad initiatives and programs at Michigan Medicine; and an opportunity for faculty and staff to share what they planned to leave in the past as they look to brighter days ahead.

For all of those stories and more, here’s the latest:

Wellness Wednesday: Stressed out by too many meetings? You aren’t alone

Let’s face it — meetings can consume your entire work day. And that’s especially the case if you’re on Zoom, as you don’t have built-in breaks for travel time and other logistical factors. So how can you limit meetings, alleviate stress and protect your well-being? By following these tips, as given out by Michigan Medicine experts.

Got screensavers? Consider your screen saved

With so many working from home, screensavers are a great way to communicate broadly about programs and initiatives at Michigan Medicine. Fortunately, the Department of Communication and Health Information Technology & Services have come together to create a new, easier way to submit screensavers. Click for details!

Moving on from 2020: What’s in your ‘Chuck-it Bucket’?

With everyone thankful for 2021 to arrive, Headlines wants to know what you plan to leave behind in 2020. It could be bad habits — such as too much social media or poor nutritional choices — or it could be more abstract things, such as self-doubt. Whatever it is, email what’s in your “Chuck-it Bucket” to headlines@med.umich.edu and you could be featured in a future story. Learn more by clicking here.

Delivering smiles: Faculty and staff brighten holidays for hospital patients

Headlines didn’t exclusively look ahead to 2021, it took one last look back at 2020 with a heartwarming story. During the week of Christmas, adult hospital patients received a special surprise —as faculty and staff donated more than 780 poinsettia plants. Check out a photo gallery from the delivery as team members created a happy holiday season!