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Increase my joy in work

The pursuit of happiness is different for everyone, but a joyful work environment can support your physical health, your professional learning and development, as well as mental and emotional well-being. Striving for positive experiences at work can reinvigorate your career and help others do the same.

  • Michelle de Dios

    Discover your joy

    There is joy in living well—at work, at home and everywhere in between. Pursuing joy makes us resilient and persistent; it keeps us going and puts us at our best.

    "For me, music and art are the best expressions of my inner being."

    Michelle de Dios, registered nurse and artist


Downloadable resources

Self-care at work

Whether it's taking a few moments to stretch, meditate or pray; sharing a laugh with a colleague; or practicing an attitude of gratitude—your physical and emotional health play an important role in your joy at work. Start with the resources below to enhance your self-care at work.

Good physical health promotes good mental health. Take a few moments to re-energize with a stretch during the workday.


Spark an attitude of gratitude and reflect on the things you are thankful for.

Keep your mind and mood on the bright side and embrace positive thinking. 


Take time to recharge with well-being bingo.


Take a creative break with a coloring sheet.


Take a break from digital demands and spend time outdoors.


Avenues of support

Research has shown that pursuing joy is vital to our well-being—as well as our performance at work.

  • Express gratitude with EnCore
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Peer Support
  • Rejuvenate Retreat series
  • Sacred Vocation
  • Well-being by BSWH Community

Express gratitude with EnCore

Expressing thanks has been shown to improve your mood and help increase optimism. People who regularly express gratitude for the positive aspects of life are shown to be happier overall, leading to lower rates of stress and depression. Take a few moments to reflect with an attitude of gratitude.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

At one time or another, we all need time away from work. Whether it is to ensure you take a break and recharge, or for a serious reason, we support your well-being. 

​​​​​​​There is no substitute for taking time away from work to rest, recharge and do something that brings you joy.

Peer Support

When the very individuals delivering care become the ones in need of support, trained colleagues are here for support. Trained colleagues—who may have experienced a similar situation and are trained in active listening and psychological first aid to walk alongside you with complete confidentiality.

Rejuvenate Retreat series

For physicians and providers

Interventions around reducing provider burnout, restoring joy, enhancing resilience and wellness, building community, leader development and the provision of support resources and interventions to reduce distress and improve provider satisfaction.

For more information, contact (CTX) or (NTX).

Sacred Vocation

Offered in-person and online, Sacred Vocation is designed to nurture self-awareness, skills and understanding of how we function as healer to foster a deeper spiritual connection to our vocation and facilitate a sense of meaning and purpose while reducing burnout and fatigue. 

Sign up for any Sacred Vocation class via PeoplePlace Learning, search using “sacred.”

Well-being by BSWH Community

Connect with colleagues from across Baylor Scott & White on the BSW Well-being Yammer Community: Empowering everyone to work towards their well-being goals, 365 days of the year, in ways most meaningful to them

Keep Reading

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How to make new friends and expand your social network

It is possible to nurture existing relationships and make new ones, even as an adult. It is never too late to work on our relationships and better our social health. 


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