Resurgence of Anxiety

Hello All,

So this is kind of both a life post and a nursing post, but i have been having a lot more anxiety lately. I think there are several factors that play into this, but I definitely noticed an increase.

I thought maybe it was (those who don’t appreciate lady talk avert your eyes) where I was in my cycle, but after several days of feeling melancholy, I felt like I needed to something more. After having now settled in somewhat to my new surroundings, I have come to the conclusion that I need to do some more self care.

One of the first things that my supervisor told me when I started working on my new unit was to take my time to settle into the unit before taking on anything extra. She said to find a mentor or a coworker that you connect with that you can ask questions or feel comfortable talking to. So now that I feel I have been able to do this, I felt like it was time to put some effort back into me, so what better day than Valentine’s Day.

As I lay in bed after a lovely dinner cooked by Ethan (salmon and veggies yum!) and some beautiful gifts (hello Tiffany bracelet…

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and some lovely smelling candles)

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we watched some TV. As we were laying in bed, Ethan snoozing away, and myself awake watching TV, I found that I was feeling amped up and starting to feel that edgy feeling coming on of just wanting to jump out of my skin.

SOOOO being 1:30am I decided naturally that it was time to hop on the treadmill. It had been WAY too long since I had done that, so I only lasted about 15 minutes, but those 15 minutes really helped take the edge off and help me get over that hump of wanting to jump out of my skin.

I now remember the importance of self care, especially in nursing. I need to make sure to take time to care for myself so I can care for others. What is your favorite form of self care? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time

~Niki

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So after seeing all of these posts about this quarterly box, I have decided to break down and give it a shot.

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…And let me tell you I absolutely am glad that I did. I love the stuff that came in the box, and while I don’t need the beauty products, it was nice to see some variants in there. It felt a little bit like opening gifts on Christmas Eve (Christmas morning to those of you that don’t open gifts last thing before you go to bed the night before). I mean just look at it! It looks like a party in a box.

I love the scarf that it came with and necklace I put on and haven’t taken off since I got it. I tend to be bad at jewelry anyway so having something that simple and pretty is nice to have, and was a nice addition to the one I already wear, despite the fact that one is silver and one is gold ๐Ÿ™‚ oops. Whatever I like it so I’m ok with that.ย The to go mug goes without saying, I love having it, its easy to bring with me on the train or even to use around the house to help keep my tea warm. That’s just how I roll. Not sure I’ll use the coloring books soon, but I definitely have purchased coloring books, so it is likely I will use them in the future.

So many other good products in there, but those were some of my favorites!

For those interested in trying, here is a link from me to you and I believe it gives you $10 off.

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Leave me a note or little message in the comments!

Until next time!

~Niki