Are you pressed for time in your nursing profession? Are you always on the go? Do you ever feel stressed out? Are you stressed out during the day in your nursing career? You know what I mean. You get up in the morning and have to rush out of the door to get to your nursing job. At your job, you have 100 things coming at you and a list of tasks to get done for the day. You rush home, you take care of the “stuff” at home, and do it again the next day. So how do you deal with the stress in your nursing profession? More and more nurses and nursing students are dealing with stress at some point of the day. More and more health issues are arising because of stress. How can you kill the root of stress to live a better and healthier career and life?
Here are 3 easy steps to manage stress through your nursing day right now:
- Plan your day. Write down the tasks that you need to do for the day. Use a day planner or a palm pilot. There are many types of day planners. Choose the one that works for you and your needs. This will help you see what really is important to get done. And what is not important in your day. This can help reduce the stress in your day by half.
- Schedule time for yourself. Every week take time for you. Whether it is a whole day or a few hours take the time for you. Watch a movie, take a walk, get your nails done or go get a massage. Do whatever you like to do to relax. Therefore it will help you focus and get more done. You will also gain more energy.
- If you have too much to get done. Delegate tasks out to someone else. It is okay to get help. Ask for help from friends, family, or co-workers. Or hire someone to take some of the workloads off of you. When you do everything, stress takes over. Your life will start to collapse.
These actions are a start to take a handle on stress. Pick two easy steps and start utilizing it. It is time to get back a better career and life. It will tremendously help your physical body.