The most critical action you can take to decrease your personal level of stress in the workplace is to raise your own awareness of the emotional work of nursing, and to honor your own feelings at all times.
As the mother of five children under the age of 12 living in a 500-square foot trailer in the south, I thought I knew stress. I had struggled with adapting to single-parent life while attending nursing school full time, working at the university, dealing with financial concerns and spending tremendous amounts of psychic energy to nurture my young family. But I was wrong. The kind of stress I was familiar with was tangible and expected—acknowledged and validated by friends and family. The stress that I experienced in the transition from nursing school to staff nursing was like nothing I had ever experienced before because it was intangible and unnamed.
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