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Valerie Tiu 112
What kinds of things do people do for vacations to relax? Does anyone find it difficult to relax on vacations? Sometimes when I go on vacations, I worry about my unit hoping that they are staffed well or that they don't have patients that ...
That is great advice ChristiM ‍! I've never thought to go on a vacation for a couple hours. That's really neat. I like ...
abbyeed ‍ I am right there with you! I need a vacation, but we just can't afford one quite yet. What I try to do in the ...
I clicked on  this blog post  and it took me to this discussion! But I really clicked on it because I could use a ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) 6130
Thank you for this info. I looked up SilverSneakers and am impressed with what it offers. Until I am eligible to ...
I am 66 years young and qualified for SilverSneakers when I retired last year. I joined the YMCA and curves. My ...
Are you a #HealthyNurse?  Would you like to be highlighted in our next #HealthyNurse Spotlight?  S hare your ...
Valerie Tiu 112
I used to work on a med/surg floor that took care of a lot of older patients who may not have had a lot of family nor did they have a large support system. These patients would end up staying in our care for months or maybe years. We had a ...
Sharing and debriefing are definitely essential to healthy coping and helps exponentially when it's a sustained ...
As a hospice nurse, this comes up on nearly a daily basis for us.  Yes, it is the expected outcome of our type of care, ...
Valerie, thank you for being so active on this forum. I believe there are many, like myself, who read your honest ...
Bev Nerenberg 520
 "EFT Tapping" is SO good for self care! It will make you feel better in minutes -- almost hard to believe. So try it for yourself i- tap along with Brad Yates, who posted about 65 tap-a-longs focusing on the debilitating negative ...
ChristiM 41790
What are you doing to keep yourself sane and to take care of yourself right now? Need some tips?
Self-Care For The Caregiver

Self Care - American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Last night I did face masks with a friend over Zoom. It was very relaxing and so nice to "get together" with someone to ...
rnscholar 28595
I feel like my overall stress level, both at home and at work, have exponentially increased in the past week or so.  The impact of this pandemic may be different in different parts of the country.  I know nurses and other healthcare ...
rnscholar 22d
I tried to continue with my usual routines also. I try to look outside and appreciate the world. I stay away from the ...
Hey Michelle1003 ‍, I find mindfulness and meditation helpful for stress and anxiety! Have you found free yoga ...
Mindfulness and meditation has been helping me out SO much lately. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the stress and ...
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN 20825
Are you working in the frontlines of healthcare right now? 

If so, I thought sharing this blog post I found on this topic would help you cope with some of the added stress during this time. 

Six Tips for Nurses Coping with COVID19 Pandemic

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rnscholar 28595
I have been thinking about the Screen Time Detox.  I know that mindfulness practices are very helpful.  They help reduce stress and anxiety.  I have also been thinking about how often I "mindlessly" pick up my phone or other device and ...
rnscholar 1mo
Hi! Yes, I've definitely noticed this.

Coincidentally, I recently read an article about that today's modern ...
rnscholar ‍ that article is great! I love all the personal stories! Kris Drake ‍'s comment on the article is such an ...
For this challenge I have purposefully put my ipad downstairs. I do have my phone in the bedroom, but once my ...
Bev Nerenberg 520
If you haven't tried Tapping yet I can't recommend it enough. This technique is life-changing! The upcoming 12th Annual Tapping World Summit starts on Monday - this is your last chance to register and discover how to use EFT to create ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN 5
It is sometimes embarrassing how much time I watch television and play on my phone.  HNHN's upcoming  Screen Time Detox challenge seems tailor-made for me.  What works best for you to get off the devices?
Inside the screens are too easily accessible & they tend to make me sedentary so ...my favorite ways to disconnect ...
My roommate is always on her device and watching TV at the same time after work. When I ask her why is she always on her ...
I found a great quote today:  "In work, do what you enjoy.  In family life, be completely present."  Lao Tzu (circa ...

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Quality of Life Blogs

  • Mental Health Help For Nurses
    Mental Health Help For Nurses
    During this unprecedented time of fear and stress, nurses are at high risk for mental health issues like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.  Help is available and you are NOT alone. Be proactive. If stress, anxiety, fear, rumination or depressed mood is interfering with your functioning: Contact your organization’s EAP (employee ... more
  • Six Tips For Nurses Coping With The COVID-19 Pandemic
    Six Tips For Nurses Coping With The COVID-19 Pandemic
    Developed by Dr. Bernadette Melnyk and ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ If you are feeling anxious and stressed about the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone – many nurses are experiencing higher than normal stress and anxiety levels right now. Here are six tips for coping with COVID-19.  Breathe deeply: Take five slow deep breaths ... more
  • Spirituality And The Nursing Profession
    Spirituality And The Nursing Profession
    By Jill B. Hamilton, PhD, RN, FAAN and Nakia C. Best, PhD, RN Being a nurse is rewarding. We show compassion and empathy to patient and caregivers that are vulnerable and need our help to make difficult decisions. We serve as patient advocates. Nurses are also leaders and researchers that have a profound effect on how health care is delivered. No matter ... more
  • Achieving Financial Wellness
    Achieving Financial Wellness
    When we think about health and wellness, your financial habits may not seem like a top priority.  Surprisingly though, the biggest stress factor for most Americans today is money. It outranks family issues, health or work as a source of worry. Financial wellness is part of our quality of life and can help to alleviate stress and improve your overall ... more
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Post-Traumatic Growth
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Post-Traumatic Growth
    Guest blogger, Terri Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC , co-author and developer of both the website and book entitled Extinguish Burnout: A Practical Guide to Prevention and Recovery , continues her blog series on nursing burnout by contrasting post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth. Nurses and other emergency responders see some of the ... more

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