4 Great New Year’s Resolutions for the Traveling Nurse

4 Great New Year’s Resolutions for the Traveling NurseHello readers! We hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year! From all of us at RTG, we’d like to say thank you all for your hard work and dedication, and for continuing to support us by reading our blog and doing what you do.

While we’re on the subject, for many, a new year means trying new things and setting new goals. What better way to start the year right than to have a new year’s resolution list?

To help you get a good start, here are four great New Year’s resolutions taken from our blog! Take a look below:

This year, I will exercise more.

Sure, this one seems like a pretty generic resolution. But, as a nurse, you know how important it is to get in a great exercise. Not only will it make you feel better physically—it’s quite therapeutic, too. Set up a specific workout routine and stick with it. Specific goals are easier to keep up with, and in the long run, you’ll be very glad that you got the year off to a good start.

This year, I will sleep better.

Nurses know how important sleep is, but sometimes it’s not always possible to get that much need shut-eye, especially when you’re always working the night shift.

Don’t let fatigue get the best of you. By following a few of the simple tips that we highlighted in our previous post on easy sleep tips for night shift works, you’ll be well on your way to a good night’s sleep. The extra energy you’ll have will be of great benefit to you, and more sleep is (usually) not a bad thing!

This year, I will start eating healthy.

Another generic resolution, but important, nonetheless–don’t fall prey to not-so-healthy cafeteria food. We know how difficult it can be to get a decent meal when you are on the fly, but making an effort to be conscious of your food choices will have a lot of benefits in your daily life.

Instead of just saying “I’ll eat better in 2014,” again, it’s good to be specific. Decide how many healthy meals you absolutely want/need to eat every week, and stick to that goal. Working those healthy meals into your eating routine will make you feel much more energized, lessen the chances of getting sick, and honestly, just make you feel better in general. This year, look out for those vending machines and stay away from the fried food and sweet cafeteria desserts.

This year, I will take advantage of my travel assignments.

As someone who gets to travel for their job, you probably get to see a lot more of the world than most people. Don’t take this for granted–this year is the year you finally take advantage of all of the travel time you’ve been logging in. Last week, we posted a few simple tips to getting the most out of your travels, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Once again, we’d like to thank all of the nurses who are a part of RTG for their great work, and all of our readers who continue to follow us. It’s been a pleasure, and we look forward to a wonderful 2014!

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