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Great suggestions for reducing stress. The thing is, if you are spending 13 hours each workday, there is not time for exercise, not enough time for sleep, no time to talk to a friend or get together to put things into perspective. Yeah, you can do something for 20 minutes if you're determined. It's not enough. Until nurses give up the dubious advantages of three 12 hour workdays, the occupation will continue to discourage any kind of life balance.
7/18/2018 3:55:48 PM

I second you Wanda Purvis, seems like everything is about the $$$. In my part though, I try to exercise at least thrice a week. Nothing fancy, just some home workouts. This helps me meditate and release my stress. I will try some of the formulas mentioned. Singing should be fun :)
8/13/2017 8:58:12 AM

Bezon karter
Stress is bound to happen in any job you go. The key is to not let stress get better of you.Working under pressure may also be considered as a plus point by recruiters.
8/9/2017 1:34:19 AM

Wanda Purvis
You can practice and talk about all the initiatives to deal with stress, but unless the hospital management, environmental stressors, and those sitting behind the desk pushing pencils or shall I say mouses, really walk in and experience, see, what us bedside nurses deal with daily, the stress factor will escalate as nursing has changed in my 43 years and I am still at the bedside. I do many of the items described in this article to de-escalate my stress level. Nurses are performing more roles as caregivers, cause management will not hire nursing assistants, secretaries, or have efficiency in transport services of delivery of patients through the system, pneumatic tube stations that our obsolete, and management turning the eye on neglect of patient care delivery. No one gives a damn about us anymore. It is about the mighty dollar. Instead of building a new wing, talk to nurses whom actually do the nursing care at the bedside.
5/29/2017 1:20:27 PM