Are You Getting A Restorative Break?

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Welcome to day 7 of the Find Your Balance challenge. 

Nurses are notorious for skipping meals and breaks because there’s so much to do. But not having breaks can put you at risk because you become exhausted, overtired, or overwhelmed. And when you reach that point, the care you provide to patients suffers too. Read more about the Case for Taking a Break.

Try to take breaks whenever you can and make them as restorative as possible:

 
  • Rest with your eyes closed or nap (if allowed by your employer).
  • Meditate or reflect on the good in your life.
  • Take a walk outdoors.
  • Find a cheerful, sunny, or peaceful place to relax.
Are you able to take breaks at your workplace? Let us know in our discussion or on Facebook.

Find this helpful? Use the social share links on this page to share it with a nurse you know and invite them to join the Find Your Balance challenge.

Missed day 6? Catch up here. Get a sneak peek at day 8.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jun 17, 2019 7:50 AM America/Chicago

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