This one is for everyone, but is especially helpful for those of you who feel overworked or disgruntled in your jobs.
Getting grateful is a surefire way to feeling better about the situation you are in. I know it sounds counterintuitive since you may not be happy where you are, but I want you to be open to this concept. You see, no matter how bad things may seem, there are usually always things that you can be grateful for. Here are a few examples:
- You are earning money
- You enjoy 1 or 2 (or more) of your coworkers
- You are employed
I am sure there are aspects of your job (and entire life for that matter) to be grateful for.
One thing that helped me a lot was getting into the habit of expressing this gratitude. I started a gratitude journal. It’s a journal that I write in for a few minutes every morning and then again at night. Sometimes I write general things, but other times I get super specific with things that happened that day that I am grateful for.
Doing this on a regular basis has a compounding affect. The more things you look for to be thankful for, the more things you will find, the better you will feel, and on & on it goes.
Read more self care tips here: http://transitionsinnursing.com/caring-for-yourself/
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