Monday, October 29, 2012


Rest… Such a simple word, but for some of us who try to do and be the best we can be at everything, it may seem hard to do at times. In nursing school it seems like lack of sleep, lack of energy, and lack of motivation are symptoms of a pervasive disease that has left no one unaffected.  But if I may, I’d like to share an amazing discovery. Having FUN—doing something other than studying—can prove to have abundant rewards.

I have found that taking time out of my busy schedule to do something that’s fun and involves physical activity helps me be more productive when I study. Taking even two or three hours to go and participate in recreational activities has helped me be so much more motivated when I come back to my dorm and study. Physical exercise is also beneficial because it makes me feel more energetic afterwards and helps me fall asleep quicker and feel well-rested when I get up in the morning.

Key point: Have FUN! Take time out this week to go hang out with friends. Do something that you enjoy. Don’t think about nursing while you’re doing it. Focus on what you’re doing right then. If you try to think about what you’re going to do when you get back, you’re missing the point. Mental breaks are the much needed medicine to cure the burn-out disease. 

1 comment:

  1. What a great reminder for all of us and not just for Nursing Students!

    P.S. Thought, I would be one of your first commenters. :)