This year's Nurses week, is focusing on the #healthynurse. I love this year's @ananursingworld goal of encouraging Nurses to live a healthier, balanced life. While in school, no matter how much work I had, no matter how more studying I had left to do, I always, always made time to get a workout in. It was my escape and I found relief from the stresses I had been going through. I had failed med/surg, obviously had to repeat, went through a tough breakup, and trying to stay afloat and kept pushing to get my degree. One of the things I can say I did do right was keeping my health a priority. I did, for the first year, struggle and went to sleep muchhh later than i usually do and felt the consequences of it next day when i would fall asleep in class and miss out on what was said! I began to make sure to shut everything down by at least 11pm-12am in order to get a proper amount of sleep. I know of colleagues who had chugged red bulls, drank caffeine capsules, doped on adderall, in order to stay awake long enough to study and take an exam the next day. One of these close friends was taken in ambulance because her heart was racing so fast!
So that's why this year's goal resonates with me. I want all students and nurses to learn how to readjust or change some habits they may have in order to be a healthier version. We Nurses are looked as role models and preach day in and out to our patients on how important it is to practice x,y,z...but are YOU even practicing those habits?? If any Nurses/Nursing student's goal is to add more physical activity in their life or looking for a sanctuary to escape and forget about whatever else is going on in your life, PLEASE VISIT THE LINK IN MY BIO! Im trying to help anyway i can. One of the easiest ways of living a certain life style, is surrounding yourself with others who are to, living that lifestyle so this could be a step towards that!! My manager and co-workers @westchestermma decided to offer free classes this week (May6-12). Please inform of anyone you may know that can benefit from this!! We would love to help out💗