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Caring in Nursing: Tips to Staying Compassionate
Here are ways to maintain compassion as you move through your days in a compassionate career.
Be in Balance
Concentrating on the negative produces more negativity. The mind, heart and spirit generate the energy source and if your energy source is constantly producing negativity, then that is what will fill your spirit. More than likely, you will experience compassion fatigue, illness, lack of interest in life, nursing burnout and general depression. It’s comparable to wearing a 10 pound weight around your neck. It will cause your shoulders to slump, your back to hurt and your feet to be in agony. Remove the weight!
Although you might be good at showing nursing care or compassion toward others, it is usually difficult to show compassion toward yourself. Most likely, you are very good at beating yourself up, or blaming the influence of others from your past (and even the present) for the grief, anger, and fear that you carry. If you really think about it, you are probably very comfortable carrying that grief, anger and fear. It’s an old, familiar friend. It will take courage to shed that skin. Be compassionate toward yourself and forgive yourself for having accepted that negativity.
There is to be no weeping for the past
No longing for the future
This is how it is
Dance with it
Make it a part
Of your precious being.
- Seekers and Dreamers