Culture/Wellness

The importance of being kind — today and every day

November 13th, 2020

Today is World Kindness Day — a day to reflect on the impact that kindness can have on your own well-being and the well-being of others. Research shows that kindness helps improve your mood and enhances your capacity for facing daily challenges. Kindness and gratitude can also build trust and strengthen your work team to facilitate creativity, innovation, engagement and collaboration. So what are some easy ways to spread kindness, both at home or at work? Click through for just a few!

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Winter is coming: Seek peace and joy in the months ahead

November 5th, 2020

Winter is just around the corner. And while the colder weather may evoke warm thoughts of hot cocoa and sitting by the fireplace with cozy socks and a blanket, some people may have a harder time finding moments of mental peace moving forward. With holiday season looking different and stressors such as the pandemic still at top of mind, click through for tips on how you can mentally prepare yourself to cope and avoid winter isolation.

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Working from home? Feeling stressed? Try these 5 tips to improve your sleep

November 4th, 2020

Schedules look different for many this fall as more and more workplaces — including Michigan Medicine — announce extensions to work-from-home policies for those who can get their job done away from the office. And while many find it to be a privilege to work remotely, there are many unique challenges everyone is facing in 2020. Click through for tips from Michigan Medicine experts on how to get better sleep, which will help you successfully navigate the curveballs life keeps throwing at you.

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Finding the good amid the chaos

November 3rd, 2020

On Jan. 1, the average person could not have predicted the levels of stress that would fall across millions of people this year. From COVID-19, economic difficulties and the charged political climate — culminating in Election Day today — 2020 has been nothing short of chaotic. However, as one Michigan Medicine expert shared, it may be helpful to compare life’s ups and downs to the ocean: “When the waves of life become too much, we can find calm beneath the surface.” As Headlines' Wellness Week continues, click through to learn more.

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Burnout breathers: Building in breaks is vital to your mental health

November 2nd, 2020

Whether at home or work (which could be the same place for many of you), it’s likely you’ve rarely been finding time to take a break — a real, meaningful and effective break. And that’s not helping you catch your breath and avoid getting burned out. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent burnout and keep your emotional and mental health intact despite a chaotic world swirling around you. Click through to learn more and share what works best for you!

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