🤍This message is heavy on my heart today.
🤍It can be hard to sit still and not do the many tasks that you may be presented with in nursing school, work as a nurse, or in life.
🤍I always kept wanting to "Fast-Forward" through my life. I kept telling myself when I finish _(nursing school, moving, NCLEX, first job, etc.)__ then I would slow down and be happy. I kept racing through life.
🤍They say, "You cannot pour from an empty cup".
🤍I finally cracked and had to slow down....
🤍If you are emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted then you are more prone to errors and stress when you are doing various tasks.
🤍I have been feeling some burnout lately with trying to keep up with my two jobs and home life.
🤍 I decided I needed to start giving myself the love that I give others AND JUST REST MY BODY.
🤍If you need REST even for an hour, then try these things with me:
🪴Take a walk outside
🪴Listen to calming music
🪴Journal your feelings
🪴Cook a meal
🪴Tidy and Organize Room
🪴Home DIY manicure/pedicure
🪴Take a Nap
🪴Watch an episode of your favorite show
🤍Personal note: I have struggled with depression and anxiety almost my whole life. It really helps to never watch dramas on TV, I only watch comedies along with listening to uplifting music.
👉Today, I encourage you to listen to your body. If you need rest, REST!
XOXO Amanda from BeautifulNursing.com