NHS Change Day initiatives are not all about our interactions with patients. They are often about how we interact with other professionals, and how we look after ourselves at work and while away from work. The NHS continues to deal with significant internal turmoil compounded by unrelenting demand. Looking after ourselves in this environment is so important, and if we don’t, then patient care will suffer. This article gives some good advice about how to identify and manage day to day stress. As you enter Change Day this year, you could do worse than adopting some of these ideas as your ‘change’!