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…


and some lovely smelling candles)


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



Jump Start

So on Monday I started a cleanse, to try and jumpstart myself back into healthy eating, and boy let me tell you the first day was killer. I felt hungry a lot, but now that the week has progressed, I am getting used to the new routine and am not feeling like I am starving all the time. I am actually starting to feel like I have some more energy, but its still somewhat of a struggle since I am on night shift, and that throws off the schedule a little bit.

I have been eating the meals they provide and they are very yummy,  I am pleasantly surprised and a little inspired by all of these new recipes to want to cook more. The last one I made was a pasta dish with tomatoes, veggies, and turkey, and a spice that I hardly ever cook with and never honestly thought much of, cumin. This dish was so good i would totally make it again.


I hope this is able to start me on a schedule that is headed in the right direction, and I will share my thoughts about this cleanse I am trying out.

Until next time