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Nurses are so busy taking care of patients they sometimes forget to take care of themselves. Unfortunately, they can’t just turn off the caretaker gene once they get home — especially not during the holidays. But, as the saying goes, “something has got to give.”
Christmas music is playing in the stores. Decorations are up everywhere. Gift lists are getting longer as the days go by. The holiday season tends to place greater stress on all of us. There’s the holiday work schedule, balancing kids’ school events, illness, harsh weather, travel, buying presents. The list goes on!
From my point of view, even though I have such an exhausting list of holiday chores — shopping, cooking, family gatherings to prepare for — I am thankful to have the means and the energy to do them. You may feel the same way. But do you also take care of yourself through all the hustle and bustle?