Tonight Make Time For Self-care

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Welcome to day 3 of the #WeAreinThisTogether Student Nurse Wellness challenge.

You cannot take care of patients if you don’t first take care of yourself. That’s one of the ongoing themes of Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™, and a motto we hear often from HNHN participants. In fact, Provision 5 of the Code of Ethics for nurses states that, “The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to promote health and safety, preserve wholeness of character and integrity, maintain competence, and continue personal and professional growth.” 

Prioritizing your well-being should begin as early in your nursing career as possible. The better established this practice is, the more resilience and emotional, mental, and physical health you will have in the long-run.  

Start with these key areas: 

Nutrition Tips for Nurses Who Work Shifts 
Achieving a Work-Life Balance 
Self-Care for the Caregiver 
Fall Asleep Faster 

It’s counterintuitive, but sometimes self-care can seem overwhelming. Here are ways to simplify it: 

  • Use an app: Apps like Headspace have guided meditations, motivational playlists, and exercises to help you fall asleep, which can help take the guesswork out of what to do. And all HNHN members are eligible for a free one-year subscription to Headspace Plus
  • Buddy up: Exchange ideas with friends or make spending time with a bestie (either virtually or in-person, if it’s safe to do so) part of your self-care routine. 
  • Schedule it: Just like you designate time for studying, add a weekly block of time for doing something you love. How does starting the week off with #SelfcareSunday sound? Post what you do this sunday and tag us with #healthynurse!

Tell us how you’ll get in your self-care this week here or reply to us on Twitter, in our private Facebook group or Instagram

Missed day 2? Catch up here. Join us on day 4.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Oct 6, 2020 6:46 PM America/Chicago

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