The Following is a Guest Post by: Tara Heath
Are you feeling the burn of your “gypsy” lifestyle? Has all of that traveling finally taken its toll on you? If so, take a deep breath and get ready to relax your stresses and tensions away. Here are some tips and tricks for soothing your weary bones when the Traveling catches up to you.
The life of a traveling nurse is certainly rewarding. Helping others in need worldwide, traveling to new and exotic destinations, and seeing the amazing sights and attractions is very fulfilling; however, all of that traveling is bound to catch up with you sooner or later. When you’re tired and run down, you aren’t much good to yourself – or anyone else. To be the best nurse and caretaker that you can be, you need to be well-rested.
Take some time off.
One of the best ways to get the much-needed relaxation you need is to take some time off. Yes, there are so many people to help, and yes, you want to be able to do all that you can for them, but if you don’t take a few days off for yourself, you aren’t going to be able to help anyone effectively.
So, take a look at your schedule and arrange for a few days off. During your time of rest, kick back and relax. Spend some time at home and get reacquainted with yourself, your family, and your friends. Or, you can plan a trip to a relaxing destination. How do a few days laying out on a sandy beach while soaking up some rays and sipping some refreshing beverages sound? You deserve the time to rest your mind, your body, and your spirit.
If taking time off isn’t an option, but you feel the effects of your hectic lifestyle, give yoga a try. This age-old art form is known for its ability to relax the mind and the body. When you get back to wherever you are staying, spread a mat out on the floor and de-clog your mind with a few yoga positions. In addition to regaining your center, you’ll also experience a great workout for your body, which will do wonders for releasing all of that built-up tension.
Enjoy a spa day.
Everyone deserves a little pampering from time-to-time, especially a busy traveling nurse. What better way to pamper yourself than by spending a day at the spa? Get a massage, a manicure, a pedicure, a facial, and even some reflexology. You might even want to check out one of those body scrubs or super soothing soaks. As a nurse, you have dedicated your life to taking care of others; enjoy letting others take care of you now and again. You deserve it!
Being a traveling nurse is one of the most gratifying and meaningful occupations, but it can exhaust. Make sure you stay in tip-top shape by remembering to take care of yourself when all of that traveling and caretaking catches up to you.
About the Author: Tara Heath is a freelance writer in Southern California. Having traveled a great deal, she knows how exhausting it can be, and she always attempts to find ways to relax afterward. She often contributes to the Candy Concepts Inc. blog.