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Nurse Work Life Balance

Nurse Work Life Balance

NURSE WORK LIFE BALANCE

9 Personal Self Care Goals I Set For Myself as a Nurse

9 Personal Self Care Goals I Set For Myself as a Nurse

As a nurse I have always had a sacrificial attitude that I will compassionately care for others first and put my own needs last - and that is just not going to cut it anymore.  The thought of finishing an entire career with this amount of wear-and-tear is frightening.  Something has to give before I completely fizzle and burn to a crisp. So, this is me putting the oxygen mask on myself first.  Here are my very real goals for self-compassion from a very tired nurse.
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Simple Stress Management For Nurses

Simple Stress Management For Nurses

It is no surprise that prolonged stress damages the body.  Yet many nurses are dealing with unchecked chronic stress for years or even decades.  Still, the passion that many nurses have for helping others drives them to continue forward in their nursing careers.  But who is helping nurses? Read more about simple ways nurses can manage stress so they can continue living a happy and healthy career in nursing.
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Simple Time Saving Tips For Nurse Moms

Simple Time Saving Tips For Nurse Moms

At work you are busy caring for patients, organizing plans of care, giving life-saving treatments, advocating for patients, all while continuing to make them feel safe and well-cared for.  Now its time to apply your nurse time management skills at home.  After all, nurses know more then anyone about how to prioritize the most important tasks first.  Our patients lives often depend on it. Here are simple and helpful time-saving tips for the nurse who is also a mother.
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Fit Nurse:  Simple Ways To Exercise As A Busy Nurse Mom

Fit Nurse: Simple Ways To Exercise As A Busy Nurse Mom

Over the last month I have been interviewing fellow nurse moms to find out how they manage to squeeze in a workout while balancing motherhood and 12 hour shifts.  The feedback I received was very encouraging!  The conversations I had with these nurses convinced me that it is in fact very possible to stay fit when it seems that there is no more time in the day. Read more to learn how.
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Nurse Burnout Symptoms To Watch Out For

Nurse Burnout Symptoms To Watch Out For

The nursing profession tends to attract the most compassionate and empathetic of the human population.  For that reason, nurses are also the most susceptible to experiencing "burnout."   Eventually, chronic overwork and stress can lead to nurse burnout symptoms such as exhaustion, anxiety, physical injury or even depression.   If you have been a nurse for a while then you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. Read more to discover the signs and symptoms of nurse burnout so you can find ways to help rediscover your passion for nursing again.
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