I want this site to be a place where I can post about self-care for nurses. Oftentimes we put our patient’s needs before our own, especially during a 12-hour shift. When we have some free time (finally) to ourselves, we want to relax and de-stress as much as possible. The workday can be better as well with a few simple changes. Take care of yourself at work, and on your days off!
A good tip I’ve found is to change shoes halfway through your shift to give your feet a new feeling. We are on our feet all day so the shoes you wear are very important. I like to wear Danskos clogs because I feel like they really do the job. My patients are always very interested in my shoes. They want to know if they are really comfortable… and they are! The solid wood bottom of the clog keeps me going all day. However, if you do wear sneakers to work try changing your shoes halfway through your shift and let me know what you think.