Stressed out nurses – That once energetic, upbeat, ready to help anyone at a moments notice nurse is no longer present. While there is always going be some amount of stress with the work that we nurses do, it is within our power to mange compassion fatigue by having daily rituals or habits in place to combat that stress monster who tries to creep in from time to time. Here are 7 of my best tips I’ve learned along the way on how you can manage your stress.
As a nurse do you collaborate with others? The truth is, going it alone can lead to overwork and burnout for you, and can create unnecessary stress and tension in your workplace. It can breed competition, fear, dishonesty, tunnel vision and inefficiency. Does that sound familiar to you? I know as nurses we tend to think we have to do it all ourselves and asking for help is a sign of weakness or that no one will help but by thinking this way you limit yourself and set yourself up for having a miserable day. I know, I’ve been there.