6 Inspiring things Nurses can do during the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is the best time to inspire and rejuvenate yourself after a long year of several disappointments and stresses.
There are simple things you can do that will make a difference in your life.

Decorate
Your home is your haven. It’s the place you retreat to after your long day of conquering your challenges. It’s also the place in which you draw your inspiration. So, if you’ve spent the whole year thinking about an idea, concept or design you’d like your home to have; this is the time to act! Decorate your home and bring in the sense of newness. Engaging in this creative activity will inspire and lift your mood.

Remember your friends
Friends are more like family and are your support system. It’s important to express your gratitude on pen and paper. Cards may seem outdated due to technology where a message is a click away. However, cards cannot be outdone because they add a personal touch to the message. Buy cards for your friends and add your special message to them. It will leave them smiling.

Gifts
Your family is your backbone. For all the good that you do to each other, it’s good to be present in each other’s lives as well as buying gifts for each other.
You probably know what they love and what gift would have them overjoyed during this joyous season. When you know that your family is happy, it makes you happy as well.

Treat yourself
Nursing is all about caring for others. During the holiday season, you should remember to treat yourself. If you’ve been looking for a chance to do something special, make the most of the opportunity. You may draw inspiration from the experiences of traveling or from buying an item you have desired.

Stop and smell the roses
Life appears to be a race. We are always running from one thing to another. You are always rushing from one emergency to another emergency or from your home to the hospital and back. The holiday season offers you a chance to break the cycle and to stop and smell the roses.
Take slow walks around your neighborhood or go for a nature trail or hike. Appreciate each day and take things in stride. Yes, life may not be a bed of roses, but you may choose to smell the roses and not dwell on being hurt by the thorns. This act gives you an attitude of gratitude as well as inspiration to keep doing what you love with a fresh approach.

Reflect
Apart from being a time of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, the Holiday season is also a time to reflect. Think about your personal journey, the trials and the triumphs made in both your personal and career life. You may not be where you want to be, but you’re not where you were previously, -and you still are right on track. This is definitely something that will make you proud.
Remember your journey, seek and create the vision that you seek for your future. Set your desired goals for the next year and the actions you need to take to achieve your target.
Have an inspired holiday season!

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About The Author
Joyce Fiodembo is a nurse and author. You can find plenty of resources on her blog; www.internationalnursesupport.com, where she writes to inspire and uplift nurses to thrive. Joyce is the author of “The Foreign Nurses Guide to Settling in America” and “How Nurses Cope with Difficult Coworkers” found on Amazon.com Her other book "Reflections and Prayers for Nurses" can be found on Lulu.com She started her career in Kenya where she worked as a travel, ICU and operating room nurse. Joyce works with nurses who may be struggling with cultural challenges, equipping them to settle down easily. She is also a career counselor, helping nurses with interview skills and resume writing among others. Currently working in Ohio, she enjoys volunteering for mobile clinics abroad. Joyce is passionate about writing and currently has a website with a goal of inspiring nurses worldwide. You can visit her website at www.internationalnursesupport.com
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