Be kind, be civil: saying please, thank you, sorry and listening will change the way your entire team acts and feels.
Manage your emotions
You bring your whole self to work. Relationship problems, or troubles in your personal life can impact on your work and/or working relationships. Learning how to manage emotions is essential.
“Are you okay?”
Make sure you ask colleagues if they are OK. While there is no excuse for treating each other badly, there is always a reason people behave the way they do, none of us are bad people.
Breathe and focus
Take a few seconds at the door on the way out to process the day and leave it behind you. What three things are you grateful for today? What could have been better? What will you do differently next time you’re in? Then breathe and focus your attention onto your life outside work.
Our little book of wellbeing was first published in 2019. It includes lots of tips from people working in healthcare on techniques and tools they have found that benefited their wellbeing. Free copies are available to download here.
We’ll be refreshing the content of our Little Book of Wellbeing later in the year. If you would like to submit your tips and advice, please do send this to us at email@example.com with ‘Little Book of Wellbeing’ in the subject field.
Survival Guide for Foundation Trainees
During nightshift make sure you have plenty of food with you (including fruit & veg!). It’s nice to be nice - being polite and helpful to all staff members from all departments does pay off. I really believe if you are helpful, people are more likely to help you when you need it, whether you ask for it or not.
ST4 / Research Fellow General Surgery
Our survival guide for new doctors was written by trainee doctors for trainee doctors. It contains lots of advice and tips for new doctors starting out in their careers. Free copies are available to download here.
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