5 Reasons Every Nurse Should Take Up Meditating

 

Every Nurse Should Take Up Meditating

 

We all know that stress is high for the majority of nurses, who often work long hours, a variety of shifts, and are giving everything they have to look after their patients. But like with any job, nurses have their own worries and struggles which can lead to feeling overwhelmed when tending to patients and their unique needs. Staying relaxed, calm and happy are all keys to being successful at work, and since we are always looking out for our nurses this is a priority for us, too. Along with eating well and getting regular exercise, meditating can be a great way to unwind and reset when you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Meditation can seem intimidating if you have never tried it, but it doesn’t need to take a long time or have any sort of expectation that comes with it. Taking 5-10 minutes out of your day to focus on your well-being is all it takes to be successful. If your mind stays active during this time, just acknowledge your thoughts and worries as they arise and let them go. Not giving things too much attention will tell your subconscious mind that these thoughts are not important, thus eliminating them from the constant worry they tend to cause.

You can also focus on sensations within your body as you meditate. This can be a great way to distract your mind from any thoughts that are nagging at you. Thinking about the sensation of your breath going in and out is a great place to start.

Here are five great reasons you should take up meditation as a nurse.

  1. Improve your sleep.

  2. Address any chronic pain you are experiencing.

  3. Handle difficult situations, even deaths, at work more easily.

  4. Manage any frustration that might arise with patience.

  5. Stay in the present more frequently.

 

One thought on “5 Reasons Every Nurse Should Take Up Meditating

  • May 31, 2017 at 8:25 am
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    Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the challenges. It was definitely informative. Your website is extremely helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

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