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Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

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Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Unread post by Sister Ngozi » Tue May 09, 2017 8:57 pm

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” ANA defines a healthy nurse as someone who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional well-being. As a workforce of 3.6 million nurses, we have a huge opportunity to impact the health of our nation and the patients we serve. However, promotion of health and well-being should begin within one’s self.

Long shifts, overtime, night shifts and high-acuity patients are only a few of the reasons nursing can become both physically and mentally exhausting. Make a commitment to try at least one of the following tips in the upcoming week.

• Go to bed at least 30 minutes to 1 hour earlier the nights before your shift.

• Make it a point to compliment two co-workers every shift.

• Schedule a PTO/vacation day just for yourself, GUILT FREE. You work hard, you deserve it! Believe it or not, the building will still stand if you take a day off.

• Pack your lunch and snacks to work for a week. Plan to eat something every four hours, no matter how busy it is. Having it with you and available is the key.

• Take 10 minutes a day to read or study something. It can be for learning or leisure. Read a professional article, a chapter in a book, a devotion, etc.

It is so easy to become overwhelmed with the chaos of work, school, families, ball games and so on. The result is we often neglect our own health and well-being to care for others. The reality is taking care of ourselves first will allow us to empower and serve as better role models to those around us
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