Do you have those days when you just don’t feel great? Things just aren’t going your way, and you start to get irritable. I had a day like that last week. I was unhappy for no apparent reason. I decided to share my feelings with Pete, a fellow nurse. The conversation went something like this; Me: I just feel unhappy today. Do you ever feel unhappy? Pete: I have those days sometimes, but when I do, I think about how lucky I am. Pete went on to tell me how grateful he is to have a job. There are […]

Why Gratitude Is an Essential Attitude for Every Nurse.

    There are days when you have negative experiences at your place of work. You may catch yourself still dwelling on negative thoughts surrounding the experience three days later. What you have done to your mind is allow the negative thoughts to occupy a space that should be occupied by thoughts of gratitude and positivity. As nurses, an attitude of gratitude is essential for our survival in this career. The work that we do can be stressful at times. When all is going well, it is easy to be grateful.  It’s when things are not so great that we […]