I confess this is not an easy one for me. I can go for a full day without any break, only on 3 cups of coffee and no other oral intake. Life is busy and I want to get my patients better sooner. I admit, though, that I become rather inpatient and snappy when that happens. I am learning to take quick pit stops during the day to rejuvenate. I’ve been known from time to time to hide in the library or the resident’s quarters for a 15 min power nap. I’ve also taken time to run to the hospital chapel to be still for a few minutes. Do take time to stop and refresh yourself. Put your iPod on. Go find a quiet room. Grab a coffee and sit at a park. Be still for a few minutes. It may just give you the boost and clarity of mind you need to perform even better.