Culture/Wellness

Wellness Wednesday: What can you do in 10 minutes or less?

October 6th, 2021

In a recent blog post, Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D, issued a well-being challenge for everyone to change their one-hour meetings to a standard 50 minutes, allowing for a needed break between meetings and other work activities. But what can you do in 10 minutes or less? Click through to gain a few ideas — and to share your own — that will help you reduce stress due to work overload.

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Wellness Wednesday: Buried by emails? Here are a few ways out

February 3rd, 2021

A survey conducted at Michigan Medicine determined that emails were a key factor in daily stress and burnout among faculty, staff and learners. And while there’s no surefire way to prevent emails from arriving in your mailbox, you can learn a few tips that can help you manage them so they don’t become such a daily burden. Click through for details!

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As historic events unfold, the focus turns to civility, respect and resiliency

January 20th, 2021

Current events in our country have taken a toll on just about everyone. The past few months — and years — have brought a lot of issues to the forefront. Some of those issues have hit close to our homes and even, in some cases, our workplace. From injustice, inequality, inequity and the political climate, on top of a pandemic that has impacted everyone, there is an emotional exhaustion that is affecting many of us. Click through for ways you can navigate these unprecedented times and maintain unity at Michigan Medicine.

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

January 6th, 2021

If you find yourself filled with anxiety and stress thanks to too many meetings, you aren’t the only one. When faculty, staff and learners across Michigan Medicine were surveyed about what contributed to tension and burnout on the job, they cited too many meetings as one of the key stressors. Fortunately, there are some simple tips that can reduce your meeting fatigue. Click through for details!

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Wellness Wednesday: Building strength from the inside

December 2nd, 2020

Oftentimes, we are aware or able to anticipate major events and situations in our lives. This year, that predictability was lost. The uncertainty regarding COVID-19 — and when it will “end” — has caused much stress to just about everyone in the world. Click through to learn strategies to cope with ongoing challenges and find your strength within.

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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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