A short time ago, an RN shared her top techniques on the best way to contend the feeling of burnout for those working in nurse jobs in Roseburg. Especially, in the medical career field, it can be difficult to “turn off” your thoughts after a long shift. Nurses are constantly putting other people’s needs in front of their own. Unfortunately, it can be hard to focus on the self when you are so used to focusing on others. The following suggestions may help nurses who are struggling with “burnout” be able to better rest, recharge, and come back to work with a clear mind.

1. Schedule some me-time

What if your boss told you that you could take a day off of your CNA jobs in Portland, OR and do anything you wanted to relax, what would you do? Maybe a physical therapy appointment, a manicure, and pedicure at a nice salon, a long-overdue makeover, or a shopping trip to the nearest thrift store? Maybe you want to take your dog for a long hike in the woods. Investing in yourself and allowing yourself to experience the finer things helps improve your relationship with the most important person in your life, yourself.

2. Practice meditation

I know what you are thinking – maybe you’re not into yoga. However, meditation is a proven practice of reducing the stress of nurse jobs in Portland, OR and improving and even enhancing relaxation. The point of meditation is to quiet the mind, and the best part about it is you can meditate however you want. You can meditate in a dark and quiet room or in a room with ambient lighting with your favorite candles burning – how you do it is up to you. How many times have you laid in bed thinking about the next day or the previous one? Being able to clear your head is an imperative part of helpful relaxation, and meditation does wonders for it.

3. Opening Up

Most often nurses working CNA jobs in Roseburg OR will bottle up their emotions and stress because they are often talking to patients about their struggles. We need to be able to talk to a coworker, therapist, friend, significant other, or family member if times are getting tough. Sometimes all we really need is somebody to lend us an open ear for us to vent, and chances are it will open up a dialog with your loved one so that you can listen to them if they need it too.

4. Get moving.

How many times do we tell our patients they should be on the move and active for at least 20-30 minutes a day and don’t do it ourselves? Working nurse jobs and having such long shifts, often being on our feet for hours at a time is (unfortunately) not an excuse for exercise. Mental health is positively impacted by exercise because it releases endorphins that reduce stress, tension in the body, and can provide us with tangible goals that we can focus on that are not work-related.

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7401 SW Washo Ct #101
Tualatin, OR 97062
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