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…

16730461_10155147406666929_7385287224328606546_n

and some lovely smelling candles)

img_6193

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 🙂

Until next time

~Niki

Advertisements

Creativity

So I was feeling creative, and decided that I wanted to paint something festive for the holiday! Halloween has not been a favorite holiday of mine lately, but it is starting to grow on me again.

As I child I remember getting dressed up and spending a fun-filled evening with some of my best friends and eating way too much sugar. Trading candy in large piles on the floor in the entry way is one of the most vivid memories I have of this time. My least favorite being those icky almond joys…but I digress.

Here is the painting that I decided to copy from an image I found online, I do think it turned out fairly nicely, and is something I feel is nice and festive.

IMG_5869.JPG

The yellow pumpkin didn’t turn out exactly as desired, but I did like the overall look of what resulted!

 

Also it is getting to be that time of year where we think about gifts and holidays and people we love. Arbonne has some pretty great products that are out just for the holiday season, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you are curious about finding out more!

Until next time

~Niki