Food and Drink

Self Care

  • The Whole U: Yoga, meditation, volunteering, dance, mindfulness
  • Seattle Crosscut: major resource for things going on in Seattle
  • Employee Mental Health Support: as an intern you will be a UW employee category Professional Staff
  • Sleep! I found surviving internship meant having an early bedtime that I stuck close to, even on the weekends, and a solid bedtime routine.
  • Enjoy the beautiful views, nature, etc as much as possible, even if its a mindful minute (skybridge, walking by the lake at UWMC) on your lunch break
  • Come up with a fun routine for your research time. I love knowing that I always end my week at my favorite coffee shop with an americano (followed by a beer when happy hour starts at 3), this routine gives me something to look forward to all week.
  • Exercise
  • Take time to meet and hang out with people
  • Get a pet
  • Reserve a regular time to video chat with family/friends back home
  • Go to happy hour
  • Walk to work
  • Massage (use groupon)
  • Meditation classes
  • Hang out with the other residents often. No one else will understand what you are going through like they will.
  • Hiking
  • Walking around Green Lake with a coffee/tea
  • Keep doing whatever you found helpful before residency for self-care. I’ve found maintaining a regular workout schedule,and sticking to it as much as possible helpful.

Around and About

  • EAT!
  • Spending time outdoors (running, hiking)
  • Live entertainment (comedy, theater, music)
  • Trying new restaurants
  • Running/walking at the Arboretum
  • Happy hour (especially at Witness, my favorite)
  • Yoga
  • Walk the Burke Gilman Trail
  • Find a random coffee shop/restaurant
  • Cheap oysters!
  • Walk around Green Lake
  • Go to the Woodland Park Zoo
  • Play tennis at a park
  • Garden

Regional Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Shopping
  • Running
  • Hanging out in parks…basically anything in the gorgeous weather!
  • Hiking (check out Washington Trails Association)
  • Snow shoeing
  • Take a ferry to one of the many islands
  • Fishing

Favorite Ways to get Exercise

  • Yoga
  • Running / jogging (Seattle has some of the beset running views I’ve experienced. Find a running group when you get out here.)
  • Fitness studios around the city (this year I became a Barre devotee)
  • Hiking
  • Gym
  • Walking
  • Bicycling
  • Play tennis