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Job and Self-Care Tips for New Nurses (These Will Make Your Life Easier)

Tips for new nurses

September 6 2020 - Are you a new nurse trying to find a balance between your personal and professional life? Working as a nurse is not easy, but it's a noble profession that only special people can do.

From surviving on caffeine to being sleep deprived, nurses give their all to help others in need. However, this sometimes means they neglect their own needs and health.

Keep reading to learn the best health and wellness tips for new nurses to help make your life and job easier.

Get Enough Sleep

One of the most important tips for nurses working night shift is to get enough sleep. Though sleeping during the day can be hard, it's important to be well-rested and ready for your shift. If possible, get some power naps during your shift as well to help you recharge your batteries.

Do Something Nice for Yourself

You spend most of your day helping others, so when your shift is over, you should spend time taking care of yourself. When you get home, run a warm bath, grab a book, play some soothing music, and light some candles. Then, put on your favorite PJs, put on fuzzy socks, and curl up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good movie.

You can also make a list of all the best self-care tips for nurses and carry it with you at all times. This way, you'll remember to do something nice for yourself because you deserve it.

Take Care of Your Health

Even though as a nurse your job is to take care of the health of others, you shouldn't neglect your own health as well. When you're physically and mentally healthy, you can do a better job and be happier in your personal life.

The best health tips for nurses like you are to remember to eat a healthy, balanced diet, get some exercise, and do activities that make you happy.

Find a New Hobby

When you finish your shift, do a conscious effort to forget about your job and focus on your personal life. This means finding a new hobby that'll make you happy, help you get your mind off things, and give you a purpose.

For example, what is something you're good at? Maybe it's solving puzzles, creating art, writing, doing sports, playing an instrument, or volunteering at an animal shelter.

Do Not Tolerate Abuse

Hospitals are stressful places as is, but if you're experiencing bullying, abuse, or another type of mobbing at work, you need to report this to the HR department. Whether the abuse comes from patients, bosses, or co-workers, you should not tolerate a toxic work environment.

If the abuse becomes so extreme as to affect your mental health, it might be time to take some legal measures and hire a nursing defense attorney.

These Self Care Tips for New Nurses Will Help You Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Whether you're freshly employed or a student nurse still in training, these tips for new nurses will help you take better care of your mental and physical wellbeing.

Want more articles like this? Read some of the other posts we've written on this topic and stay tuned for more useful articles and tips.

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