Are you a nurse who’s feeling overworked this holiday season? Long hours and overtime can often lead to extreme mental and physical exhaustion for nursing professionals during the holidays. If you’re on the verge of burnout, here are some self-care practices to follow:
Work at your own pace.
If you’re just starting your career in nursing, you may be putting pressure on yourself to work quickly and keep up with more seasoned nurses at your facility. However, it’s far better to pace yourself on the job, so you don’t become overwhelmed and make unnecessary errors. By focusing on your own performance – rather than comparing yourself to others – you’ll be able to deliver the best patient care while keeping your confidence and energy levels high.
Getting organized can impact your mental health and well-being, from your work and personal schedule to your day-to-day responsibilities. If you struggle with staying organized, consider utilizing a calendar or to-do app on your phone to keep you on track with your commitments, responsibilities, and deadlines. By managing your time, you’ll feel more at ease both at work and home.
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Think about what brings you fulfillment.
During times of stress, it’s easy to forget what brings you fulfillment and joy. However, reminding yourself about what’s rewarding about your job will help you refocus and shift your mindset to what matters most. Remember, every day, you’re making a difference in patients’ lives during their most challenging times. That’s something to celebrate and keep in mind on your toughest days.
If you feel drained, it’s time to make a change! With these self-care tips, you can take control of your health and well-being without neglecting your job.
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