Take care of yourself before you take care of others

Nurses are inherently caring and nurturing people. We often put the needs and wellness of others above our own. Nevertheless, in order to for us to better provide care to others, primarily our patients, we need to first take care of ourselves. We cannot give from an empty cup. Our jobs require not just our skills and professionalism, but that we also give of ourselves. We give our personality, our empathy, our warmth, our presence, our touch and much more. Therefore, it’s even more important to regularly rejuvenate our mind, body and soul. Make it a part of your routine to take the time to do something that fills you up, brings you joy and lifts you up. What are are three activities you can add to your self care routine?

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