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Julie Aiken, AllNurses.com

May 12, 2017

The American Nurses Association says 2017 is the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” The association defines a healthy nurse as “one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal, and professional wellbeing.” As role models for their families, colleagues, patients, and communities, nurses are urged to live “life to the fullest capacity, across the wellness/illness continuum.”

So, as we celebrate nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, it’s important to remember that the greatest gift you can give yourself while you care for others is to take the time to care for yourself.

1. Be mentally fit.

Let’s face it. This job is known for its high stress levels. “When stress persists, and you do not have a way to defuse stress, problems can occur physically, mentally and socially,” Dorland Health says. Find ways to alleviate that pressure like keeping a journal, talking with friends and family, or listening to music.

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