How to Avoid Nursing Burnout Part 5 of 5

How to Avoid Nursing Burnout Part 5 of 5

In this 5-part series, Caroline Porter Thomas of the nursing channel EmpoweRN talks to us about how to avoid nursing burnout. In Part 5 -- the final part -- she reminds us to always put ourselves first!

How to Avoid Nursing Burnout Part 5 of 5

In this 5-part series, Caroline Porter Thomas of the nursing channel EmpoweRN talks to us about how to avoid nursing burnout. In Part 5 — the final part — she reminds us to always put ourselves first!

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    Hi, Guys! Welcome back to Nursing.org. My name is Carolyn Porter Thomas. And I’m from the Nursing YouTube channel EmpoweRN. So this is the fifth video out of five. So this is our last video in our Nursing Burnout series. But don’t worry, we have a lot more video series coming for you. This fifth and final tip that I have for you on how to avoid burnout is to put yourself first.

    And I know that as a nurse, you’re like wait a minute, how is that possible? How could I possibly put myself first? Well the truth is you can’t put yourself first 90– no, no sorry. It’s the other way around. The truth is you can’t put yourself first 2% of the time. But 98% of the time, you can literally put yourself first. So that 2% involves maybe like a Code Blue or a Code Rescue where your patient is in crisis. But 98% of the time, you can take care of yourself.

    I know you can do it, because I do it.

    It does take a little bit of planning. So some of the things that I do to help me take care of myself are I pack my lunch. I have really healthy foods available for me. And I can run in, grab a few bites if I’m starving, and go back out there and take care of my patients. Also, if your patient has to go to the bathroom and you have to go to the bathroom, guess who’s going to go first? In my case, it’s going to be me because I can probably go a lot quicker than that other person. So there’s just a lot of things that you can do that will help you feel better.

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    And I think that’s the number one goal is to make sure you feel good. Feeling good is your goal because if you feel good, then it’s a lot easier to make other people feel good. So I know a lot of my Nursing YouTube channel EmpoweRN, I have a lot of videos going over a self-care tips. It’s really important to me. It’s really important for me to share those tips with you guys. So if you want to see more tips, you can head over there as well. Maybe we’ll put some links here for you to some of my self-care videos.

    But anyways, I really hope this tip, and all of these tips, have helped you out a lot. So we hope that you subscribe. And as always, stay focused, stay driven, and come back to Nursing.org all the time because we have a lot more videos, and other tips, and other resources coming your way.

    We love you guys, so much. Bye.

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