Happy New Year! What’s in your chuck-it bucket as you look ahead to 2022?

January 3, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

Last year may not have gone quite as planned — as the pandemic lingered on through several more surges. And while we remain in the midst of another wave, it’s important to look ahead at 2022 with hope and optimism.

After all, many team members were able to hold safer family gatherings this holiday season (if all were vaccinated). And concerts, sporting events and more contributed to a sense of “normalcy” during these turbulent times.

2022 may bring even more joy and happiness to your life — no matter what COVID-19 has in store.

With that in mind, Headlines wants to know what you will leave behind in 2021. What will you do differently this year to make it better than the year before? That’s the idea behind the Headlines chuck-it bucket.

Maybe you’ll focus on your mental health and prioritize wellness and work/life balance. If so, you’ll likely leave behind work email checks after hours. Or you’ll move on from the idea of staying seated for hours on end — and instead build in walks and other breaks to avoid burnout.

Maybe your bucket items have nothing to do with work. Last year, one colleague vowed to leave behind social media and instead only focus “on things that add value to my life.”

Another tossed aside comfort foods and committed to creating new and healthier ways to deal with stress.

So what’s in your chuck-it bucket? Let us know by emailing headlines@med.umich.edu. Some of the top entries could be featured in a future edition of Headlines!

Thank you for all you do at Michigan Medicine — and Happy New Year!