Wellness Wednesday – Nurse Self Care with Nurse Lauren
Hi there, Nurse Lauren here with your Wellness Wednesday tips! As we gear up for National Nurses Week next week (May 6 – 12), remember to celebrate the nurses in your life. Wait, you are the nurse in your life? Well this post is for you!
Today let’s chat about what it means to TAKE CARE OF YOU! Yes – YOU! Not a patient, not a family member, not a friend who calls you up for validity with their own self diagnosis. YOU!
- Healthy Eating
- Drink Lots of Water
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep
- Enjoy Non-Work Related Activities
- Go on Vacation
Products I Recommend
Pro Compression Socks
These socks will help with comfort level while you are on your feet your whole shift.
No Crack Super hand Cream
Are your hands are always dry from using Purell? Mine are! Use this lotion to keep your hands feeling smooth.
It’s important to always stay hydrated, but especially during your shift. This tumbler will keep your water cold for hours.
Do you work the overnight shift? Even though you are exhausted, do you find it hard to sleep during the day? Here are two products just for you!
Sleep Mask by Bedtime Bliss
Comfortable, contoured, blocks out light, comes with ear plugs. Perfect for daytime sleeping.
Lush Sleepy Lotion
Lather this lavender lotion on and you will… ZZZZZZ … I’m already asleep.
Does this seem like a lot of “practice what you preach?” It is! Taking care of yourself is no different than taking care of your patients. Any advice you would give, you should also take.
This is Nurse Lauren, contributor of NursesNOW, signing off with your Wellness Wednesday tips. We have one of the most important jobs in the world, so it is imperative that we remember to also care for ourselves. Happy National Nurses Week!