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How to Enjoy Working at Your Nursing Job on Christmas Day

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How to Enjoy Working at Your Nursing Job on Christmas Day

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:23 am

Just like most of the professions, nursing is a job where 'someone' has to work during the holidays. "I have to work Christmas."

Most people spend more time planning Christmas every year than planning their lives. Our craziness is encouraged by department stores that seem to move their sale days up each year. Soon we will be shopping for holiday specials alongside lawn care.

We are conditioned to believe that this single day – Christmas day – will produce the perfect miracle: laughing families, grateful children and restored relationships. The reality is that it rarely happens. It is just another day, maybe even a stressful day, made harder by broken promises, unrealistic expectations and a touch of old-fashioned family tension.

Maybe we need to “reframe” the meaning of Christmas.

Even though celebrating Christmas is special in many ways, we don’t have to dread working the holiday shift. The holidays are too short to be bitter or disappointed because of our work schedule.

Here are ten ways for nurses to get over the holiday working blues:

1. Be glad you have a stable nursing job. In these trying economic times, you have an income to help pay for basics and also gifts for your loved ones.

2.Give to someone less fortunate than you. Work with your children on some small gifts you can take to your patients on Christmas Day. You will be teaching them to give and including them in the blessing that you have of helping others.

3. Plan a potluck party for those working the holiday.
Getting festive with your coworkers can be a blast and will remind you that you’re not alone.

4. Shop for the perfect set of Christmas gear.
Wear holiday-themed earrings, a hat or blinking pin to work. You can be excited to “show it off” and cheer everyone up on the holiday.

5. Set aside special family time around Christmas. If you know you are working Christmas, you may need to consider minimizing time at grandma's house if this is not relaxing for your family. They need special time. As long as you make your time with them intimate and special, they won’t mind that it is the day before or the day after.

6. Get creative. Have a surprise gift delivered to your loved ones while you work. They will know that you love them and that you were thinking about them during your nursing shift.

7. Do something special for working group. If you are a manager, leave small gifts or cards with the employee’s names on them telling how much you appreciate them being there on the holiday.

8. Remember it’s just a few hours; it’s not a lifetime. Maybe it means that you were able to spend time with your family at Thanksgiving or on New Year’s while other nurses worked.

9. Control your feelings by controlling your thoughts. If you are obsessing about how angry or sad you are, you will be angry and sad. Instead, tell yourself working the holiday is an opportunity to show the true spirit of Christmas to your coworkers, family and patients. If you have a positive attitude, happy feelings will follow.

10. Be proud that you work holidays. You care when no one else does. Take this time to rejuvenate yourself with love and kindness for your fellow man. You are a nurse. Be a great one.


Christmas is a time for giving. The best gift you could give to humanity is your dedication in your nursing job. Have a great holiday shift!
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:37 pm

Merry Christmas!
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Re: How to Enjoy Working at Your Nursing Job on Christmas Day

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:45 am

Okpanachi Enape Nice one. A big shout out to all the nurses in the jungles across the country especially northeast, no remembrance of Christmas or any holiday, so far away from loved ones, may God protect us all. To all those who will be on duty during the holidays I say merry Christmas, to all nurses I wish u wonderful, joyous and fun filled celebration. To nurse Kunle, happy Christmas
Chichi Asagwara :Like Kunle said, let's learn to enjoy working on the holidays instead of feeling bitter and resentful. Remember, we are proud bearers of the lamp!

Go shine that light into the room of a weary 'soldier', our patients, this holiday season

Now tell me, which of the holidays are you working?? Mine is the New Year's Day!

Let's go!!
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Re: How to Enjoy Working at Your Nursing Job on Christmas Day

Unread post by Queenet » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:00 am

Merry Christmas
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