5 ways to avoid nurse burnout

5 ways to avoid nurse burnout

  • Posted On : 10/23/2019 10:18 AM

The gap in the supply and demand in nurses have led to individuals who are overworked and burned out. Burnout is a physical, mental and emotional state where nurses and healthcare professionals experience exhaustion, cynicism and low morale. If unaddressed, burnout can lead to depression and other serious issues. Understanding, avoiding and taking the proper measures to prevent burnout can help nurses feel healthy, happy and satisfied in both their personal and professional lives. 




As a nurse you are constantly on the go, but it is important to pay attention to how and what you are feeling. It’s important to be  mindful and self-aware, this helps you recognize stressors and how to properly and healthily respond. 




If you are experiencing burnout as a nurse, practicing self-care is a good place to start. Self-care doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming or even different from your normal habits. Getting enough sleep and exercising regularly can help tremendously. It is also important that you find a good work-life balance. Pursuing your interests and hobbies and making time to see your friends and family during your time off can have a positive impact on your mood and overall well-being. 


There are numerous other ways to practice self-care such as; eating clean,, using stress management techniques and taking extra leisure and vacation time when necessary. 


Take breaks 


This could mean taking longer breaks during your shift or taking time off from work. Work hours as a nurse tend to be long and can be stressful. If you are someone who is constantly working and on the floor, schedule a few minutes during your shift to take a coffee break or eat a quick healthy snack. If you are accruing vacation time, it may be time to use it. 


Whether you are taking a short break at work or going on vacation, it is important that you remove yourself from the environment completely so you can distance yourself from the stress and recharge your mind and body. 


FlowCARE nurse server cabinets can help nurses and healthcare professionals save time, meaning you have more time to take breaks and feel refreshed.


Seek support


Increase your level of satisfaction and happiness by seeking support. Support shows signs of strength and can come in many different forms. You can find support from therapists, friends, family, coworkers, a mentor or a faith leader. These individuals are there to listen and help guide and provide you with helpful advice. Because nurses are caregivers, they often forget to care about themselves. Seeking support is a great way to start. 


Maintain personal interests 


When a nurse is consumed only in their work life, burnout is almost certain. Without the proper work-life balance, nurses can feel stressed, lonely and overwhelmed. By maintaining your personal interests outside of work, you can make time to reset your mind and recharge your body. Whether it's pursuing a creative hobby, playing sports or spending time with friends and family, it is important that you take the time to focus on something besides nursing. 


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