How do you keep a healthy work-life balance as a nurse and avoid burnout?
Magic is taking care of yourself all the time every time. It is like placing the oxygen mask on your face first if the plain crashes. Team-work is the keyword in nursing, ask for help, regardless of how busy you are always make a habit of taking your breaks, acknowledge your stress and talk to co-workers, family and friends, stay hydrated while working, go for a walk, bike or run. Appreciate your coworkers, yourself and your accomplishments. Do what you like to do for enjoyment . Spend time with your family. You are precious, you can’t be replaced. Change the company if you don’t like, you will find your speciality. TC
Eat well: prepare your own meals. exercise pilates and yoga very relaxing and find time off!
Know your limit and don’t fold for anyone. Always remember that YOU are your own advocate… You only have one life. Live life and don’t let life live YOU :)
It's difficult to always balance work and life but it can be done if you take time for you. It can be just a few minutes or an hour or the length of time to take a bath. It should be done daily as we all need down time
1. Make sure you are working in an area you are passionate about
2. At the end of each shift acknowledge to yourself all of the good things you have done, acknowledge the difference you made
3. Make sure you get plenty of rest and stay hydrated
5. Think about what brings you joy and do it!
6 spend time with friends and family and laugh
7. On your day off learn to say no to others and yes to yourself
8. On your day off ask yourself if there Is one thing I could do today? it would be…then work hard at doing it
9. Take some time doing a hobby you love, reading, gardening, crocheting, painting, etc
10. Take care of yourself. Make time for yourself!
11. Pray and spend time with God thank him for the opportunity to serve him in this way!
I've been a student nurse since 2018, but due to financial problem, I keep putting my studies on hold and do some business, the majority of which was emergency medicine. That also includes 2 combat deployments. There are just a few simple things I've done and insist on:
1. I keep work at work, and home at home
2. I have work acquaintances, not work friends
3. I take all lunches and breaks away from the workplace
4. I remind myself, I could be in their shoes
5. I remind myself, I don't have to take any one home with me
6. And most importantly, I remind myself that I may be the only one who may make a positive difference for my patients with hopes that when it is time for me to be in their shoes, they will find someone like me.
do not take extra shifts and disconnect from phone when home from work. go to nature on your free time
LOL! For me an RN STRAIGHT 15YRS! I just never could stay on healthy routine and drink H20 etc..first depends on shift, the hospital and its known appreciation for their nursing staff and ability to utilize your nursing skills carefully under the laws and " State Board, mandated nursing all around. But I believe, in MY opinion, that at this time NURSES are the highest burnout we've ever seen. Careful look into the E:X:Corporations real baseline and other nurses experiences and opinions. Also insurance avaliable. Nursing BURNOUT I feel is Epidemic in your for job seekers.
You can’t - period