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4 Ways to Revive Your Passion for Nursing

Jason Kotecki | Scrubs Magazine

Revive Your Passion for Nursing

3. Be Honest.

Children have a knack for telling it like it is (especially when they are behind a morbidly obese man in a supermarket checkout aisle, right?). It is said that the truth will set you free, and sometimes the best medicine we can receive is being honest with ourselves. I’m going to assume that you actually care about your patients and want to be the best nurse you can be. I’m also going to assume you have a family. Maybe just a spouse, maybe a houseful of kids, maybe a gaggle of grandkids. And then there’s the house, for which there’s a to-do list a mile long. Finding balance is a battle. When you’re concentrating on one thing, you feel like everything else is going to pot.

Give yourself permission to let go. You can’t do it all. No one can. Quit trying to live up to the impossible standard cobbled together from the expectations of your mom, Grandma, the media and Martha Stewart. All you can do is figure out what’s most important to you. (Hint: Not everything is equally important.) Focus your time and energy on those things, and let the rest go. If that means a layer of dust builds up on the dining room chairs or laundry gets put off for another few days, oh well. You’re not a superhero. You don’t have to save the world. You just have to do the best you can with what you’ve got.

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