5 Ways for Nurses to Decompress on Off-Days

5 Ways for Nurses to Decompress on Off-Days

Dear Amazing Healthcare Workers of America,

You have been working tirelessly, often for days in a row, to help combat the COVID-19 virus and its grip on the country. Your efforts are applauded and appreciated by those who sleep better at home, knowing that you are on the frontline—but you need rest and relaxation, too! That’s why we have some easy ways for you to decompress when you finally get a day off.

Read a Book

Whether you’re into non-fiction or the latest mystery novel, curling up in a cozy spot with a book is a fantastic way to de-stress.

Call a Friend or Family Member

Though we are forcibly distanced right now, hearing a familiar voice and catching up with a loved one can help to bring some warmth into your day off.

Take a Bath

If you have the ability, draw a warm bath (bubbles, anyone?) and close your eyes as you soak up the tranquility.

Do Deep Breathing Exercises

Coming off of a long, strenuous shift can have your stresses peaking when you finally get home. Take a minute or two to engage in a deep breathing exercise to calm your body down and ease into your day.

Stretch

Even if all you want is to lay in bed during your time off, its healthy for your body to move throughout the day. Stretch your limbs and let your body open up!

We hope these relaxation remedies help you to find some peace amid the action and allow your body to recharge.

And thank you for doing what you continue to do.

Sincerely,

Everyone

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