Use that "free pass" from the gym and invite someone.
Your buddy has burnout, find a yoga class and go.
You're driving the gang to dinner, park far and make them walk.
Does your shift need a shot of happy? Smile when you pass people.
Grab your buddy and take your break outside when it's nice and sunny.
That great book you've been reading ... that gives your mind a breather ... share a copy with a coworker.
You came across a great Groupon deal ... don't keep it to yourself. Pin it on the board in the resident lounge.
Surprise someone with a gift card for coffee ... and take him. Coffee and talking is good therapy.
Found the perfect app for relaxing at a moment’s notice ... tell people about it.
A friend struggling with a case? Share an EMRA resource.
Co-resident in a bind? Pick up his/her shift.
Give co-resident a few extra minutes of “me” time … come in for shift early to relieve your buddy.
Two difficult patients come in - help out and take one if you can.
Going to the cafe? Grab a friend a snack. Just because. Kindness is uplifting to the soul.
Have a game night! Laughter is great medicine for the spirit.
Take an extra minute to connect with that "pretty interesting" or "cool" patient you took care of. Just one meaningful connection with a new person can brighten an entire shift.
Take a few minutes to get to know one of the attendings, nurses or ancillary staff better. It can help with team morale and cohesiveness and also helps make a shift feel less mundane or routine and more engaging
Cover your co-resident on shift so he/she can go eat (and actually enjoy) a meal.
Pick up some snacks en route to your shift to share with your coworkers. A little box of munchkins goes a long way.
Have a few minutes of downtime? Chat with a nurse, tech, your co-residents, or attending about something other than medicine.