Best Ways To Recover From A Marathon Shift

Best Ways To Recover From A Marathon Shift

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If you’ve been in the nursing game as an RN, LVN or CNA for any amount of time, you’re well aware of the demanding hours that come with the territory. Whether you’re coming off of a week of back-to-back-to-back shifts, a solid 12-18 hour single shift or just a particularly stressful and demanding day in the life of a nurse, we’ve got the perfect remedies to help you unwind and recover.

Treat yourself to a massage

Nothing calms the mind, body and soul like a great massage (except maybe an epidural, but we don’t recommend that). However, just like any service, there is a broad spectrum of quality. We recommending finding a stellar masseuse who you’re comfortable with and you can rely on to provide a great massage experience. Everyone has a slightly different pressure sensitivity and body type, so it’s worth the extra effort to find the right fit. It may cost an extra $15-$20 bucks, but an experienced, skilled pro you can rely on is well worth the extra cost. Your body and mind will thank you. 

Forget the ice bucket challenge, start a sleeping challenge

Need a fun way to connect with fellow nurses that also gives you the perfect excuse to experiment with hibernation? Round up a few nursing buddies and start a contest to see who can complete the longest period of sustained sleep. While you compete, you can also share tips and tricks to help get the most out of a night (and possibly day) of deep sleep. You can even take the contest to social media to let the larger nursing community join in, we suggest the following hashtags: #NursesSleepOff #REMisntJustABand #NursesSleepBack #HibernatingRNs

Binge watch a great show

We are living in the golden age of television, where a great new show comes out nearly every week. Never has there been a better time to sit back, relax and let HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon do the living for you. Get lost in a great new show or re-watch an old favorite as you gradually forget the drama of your workday.

Fall down a YouTube rabbit hole

Although, who needs quality tv when you can just watch videos of people falling off of bicycles and hilariously misusing rope swings? Not nearly as enriching, the hilarious foibles of our fellow men and women can provide some much needed comic relief. If you get tired of the fail compilations, you can always learn all about an outlandish conspiracy or watch first-person interviews with people who claimed they were abducted by aliens.

Skip cooking and order yourself some great takeout

Need to nourish your exhausted body and mind? There’s nothing like a delicious, healthy meal that arrives fully prepared to your door… okay, the healthy part is optional.

Indulge in social media

Need to check in on your celebrity crush or live vicariously through that friend who is galavanting around Spain with their latest significant other? Instagram is at your service. Don’t forget to explore some of your favorite hashtags or the Discover page, you never know what you might find.

Invite a trusted coworker over and have a serious venting session

Grab a trusted co-worker or two, find a place to meet, purchase the necessary beer, wine and snacks and unleash your shared grievances like a patient with a digestive disorder passing gas. You’ll bond, you’ll unwind, you’ll forget what you were so upset about in the first place.

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