Given all the hardships in residency, I wanted to write a fun blog where I talk about all the fun parts of my life that I enjoy during residency…. because regardless of a pandemic and intern year, there are parts of my life that I enjoy. I think that it would be a good idea for me to do a “Favorite Month” every few months so that I can talk about all my favorite shows, movies, books, and products that I enjoy to help with my self-care.
So let’s get started with some of my February Favorites for this month!
Physical Activity: As you already know I love to work out! Recently I have been running a lot on the treadmill given my schedule and well… daylight savings. Although I don’t mind running in the dark and the cold, safety is always number one. I invested in an affordable treadmill after some searching and have enjoyed fun workouts from my Peloton membership.
Books: I have always loved reading books but with residency, it can get difficult to read for fun and read for my work. But I manage to listen to audiobooks on my drive, during workouts, and when I just want to relax. I personally love mystery and psychological thrillers so if you have any good recommendations let me know!
Products: This category is super vague but this month I wanted to talk about my skin. Having masks on, exposure to the hospital setting and just sweat can make my face an environment where lots of bacteria and toxins love to live. I have been doing a better job of using face masks, drinking water, and making sure that I am taking care of myself.
This post was a lot of fun to do so I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did writing it.