tips for nurses

on managing stress and mental wellbeing.

Rachel’s top tips for managing stress whilst working busy shifts are: 

  • Make sure you work out before long shifts and ensure you nap before doing a long night shift
  • Take Vitamin D during the winter months
  • Consider taking time off from work - it’s important to take holidays now and again and get some rest 
  • Prep healthy meals in advance to resist temptation from the hospital vending machine and sweet snacks that are always on the ward
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water to stay focused and hydrated. Try to avoid coffee which can cause slumps in your energy 
  • If something feels really wrong, it’s important to speak to an experienced healthcare professional about it 

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