Pearls from 1/26/21 Medicine LEADS

The Jan. 26, 2021 session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, presenting "Bite-Sized Coping During Times of Uncertainty."

Here are pearls and takeaways from the session:

  1. Burnout happens when it gets really hard to notice something funny, interesting, or amazing. At its core, it is the impaired ability to experience positive emotion.
  2. Your colleagues' work-life balance is incredibly predictive of your own work-life balance.
  3. Positive emotions and being resilient is contagious and there are restorative effects of positive emotions.
    10 positive emotions include: joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love
  4. Developing resilience doesn't have to be time-consuming. It can be bite-sized! Resiliency tools, including "Three Good Things" are accessible here.

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