"To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through is to be a nurse"
Monday, April 26, 2010
Refuel. Refresh. Rejuvenate.
This concept is about taking time for yourself. Things like treating yourself to a mani or pedi, reading a book, taking a nap, going for a walk, hanging out with friends...basically doing things on a regular basis that will refuel, refresh, or rejuvenate you. Self care is one of the most important things anyone can do. I know it sounds selfish, but realistically if you don't take time to relax and are mentally and physically spent, you will not be able to be effective and excellent at the things you do. Learning this as a student is essential in enjoying your nursing school experience, but even more importantly starting a habit of good self-care is something that will infinitely help you when you start working as a nurse. This lesson is definitely one in which I have so much left to learn.