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Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. SPENDING TIME around positive nurses is contagious and heartwarming. The more you encounter them, the more you want of their time....

The compassion balance

Try these techniques to help maintain satisfaction in work and life. COMPASSION FATIGUE can cause us to disengage from our patients, families, and peers. Addressing this issue is important to help us to have compassion...
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My Story: Supporting compassionate connections

Designing an EHR that promotes patient- and family-centered care. Takeaways: Honoring and recognizing patient preferences is an essential component of healthcare delivery. Leverage technology to learn what’s important to your patient across all venues of...
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Journaling: A valuable tool for registered nurses

Write about your life and experiences to better understand them and yourself. Takeaways: Journaling is a valuable resource that nurses can use to support their health and wellness. Journaling allows you to script feelings and...
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Spiritual wellness: A journey toward wholeness

Through spirituality, we connect with the world around us. Takeaways: Spirituality involves a sense of connection outside ourselves and includes our values, meaning, and purpose A faith community or organized religion can give you an outlet...
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Environmental wellness

Pay attention to your environment—it can affect your body, mind, and spirit. Takeaways:  Increasing awareness of your surroundings can improve overall well-being.  Paying attention to your environment is especially important at work.  Take advantage of...
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Mindful observation

Bring your full attention to the patient to gain perspective. “If you cannot get the habit of observation one way or other, you had better give up the being a nurse, for it is...
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Creative wellness: A missing link in boosting well-being

Tap into creativity to reduce stress and increase positive emotions. Takeaways: Artistic expression is an enjoyable component of an overall wellness plan that enhances mood and emotion. Creative activities can decrease depressive symptoms, reduce stress,...
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Social wellness: Nurture your relationships

Friends and family are critical to your quality of life. Takeaways: Social well-being can be defined as our ability to effectively interact with people around us and to create a support system that includes...
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Career Wellness

Big and small changes can help you cultivate a healthy work life. Takeaways: Burnout, stress, and dissatisfaction at work should prompt an evaluation of your career wellness. Several on-the-job strategies can help you re-evaluate...
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Intellectual wellbeing

Learn how to keep your mind nimble for lifelong health benefits. Takeaways: Intellectual well-being—keeping your mind flexible, informed, and engaged—is as important as physical health. More than just a concept, intellectual wellness actually improves...
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How to practice mindful nursing

Make every moment count Takeaways We spend a lot of time "doing," which can lead to functioning on “autopilot.” Practicing mindful presence can enrich our role as nurses. You can take a series of...
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Getting financially fit

When you’re in control of your finances, you reduce stress and worry. Takeaways: Financial stress can affect your physical and emotional health. High financial stress is associated with increased risk for ulcers, migraines, heart attacks,...