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Travel Nurses: Eight Goals for 2018

Travel Nurses: Eight Goals for 2018

Travel Nurses: Eight Goals for 2018

Now that the new year is here, it’s time to take a step back and think about all we’ve accomplished over the past year and give ourselves an honest assessment of what went right and what can we do better this year.  Let’s be honest, but let’s not beat ourselves up.  Everyone has “stuff” in their life that they may wish would have gone better.  Better choices, better you.  Let’s celebrate what was awesome.  If you’re a travel nurse, then you’re already doing two extraordinary things with your life; you’re traveling to a new location to care for others and your job is to heal those in need.

  1. Get Fit:

I don’t know too many people (as in NO ONE) who don’t have this at the top of their list for EVERY New Year.  But…I do know some people who have been highly successful in getting fit with a few simple changes to their lives.  The biggest and easiest change that I have seen to lose weight is to join My Fitness Pal.  There are many APPS similar to this and the concept is very simple.  Log what you eat and try to meet your goal each day.

  1. Drink water:

Native Americans refer to water as “Mini Winchoni” or “Water is life”.  They believe water to be the first medicine.  No doubt, we know water is good for your kidneys and digestive system, but water is also essential to energize muscles and keeping your skin looking great.

  1. Get to know new people in your travel nursing locations:

When you reach your new travel site, don’t just dive into your work but get to know those around you.  Being social offers many benefits to our lives and we have much to learn from others.  Not only the best local restaurants and places to see, but how life differs in varying parts of the world.  Who knows, you may even find your new best friend or future travel destination, partner!

  1. Further your studies:

Whether you’re looking to work on an additional degree or certificate make this year the one where you pursue a higher level of education to further your career and benefit yourself and your patients.

  1. Stop your inner negative voice and replace it with a positive one:

We all have that inner voice that tells us something about ourselves isn’t good enough.  Let’s stop beating ourselves up this year! That negative voice doesn’t help us to achieve our goals and dreams.  Whenever you hear that little voice telling you something negative choose to overpower it with positivity.  Give yourself a mantra for the New Year “Train your mind to see the good in everything.  Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”-marcandangel

  1. Stop overextending yourself at work:

It’s always nice and sometimes crucial to help out by covering a shift when there are shortages at work, but don’t overextend yourself.  Learn to say no when necessary and don’t compromise your health physically or mentally.

  1. Take time to relax:

Travel nurses lead busy lives with long shifts and strenuous situations.  Be sure to allow yourself time to relax.  Read a book, take a long walk, catch up on your sleep or watch a favorite movie.  Allow yourself some me-time this year.

  1. Choose a dream destination for your next travel nurse assignment:

Make this the year to choose your dream destination as a travel nurse.  Whether you’ve dreamed of Alaska, California, Colorado or even Guam make this the year to make it happen.

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