What Leadership Trait Should You Change?

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Being a leader makes everyone focus on you. What type of person are you? Your personality and qualities show most when you are leading, the good ones and the bad. In this article, I want to look at five traits that you may want to change to improve your leadership qualities and succeed.   • The leader who rules with an iron fist Have you seen a coworker, who has been very friendly at work, get a promotion and surprises everyone by ruling with an iron fist? They become so controlling and make the work environment unbearable. Dictatorship is a […]

How Nurses Can Limit Distractions

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    Do you get distracted when studying for your exams? How many times have you told yourself you need to focus and get it done? But you keep getting distracted by things around you. In this article, I share tips that will help you limit distractions and focus on your studies and pass your NCLEX exam. Turn off your cell phone Your cell phone is a major source of distraction. With all the buzzing, updating, tweeting, calling and messaging that goes on, you are probably hooked to your phone. Opt to switch your phone off or have it on […]

Did you Say your Affirmations Today?

Words are so important; did you know that? What we tell ourselves becomes our reality. If we say negative stuff like; I cannot pass the exam, or I’ll never get the promotion -it will come to pass. Our words shape our destiny. If you want a great future, then speak positive words. When I have a tough exam to study for, I begin saying affirmations like; I have passed the exam with flying colors; I have the top grade; I am the best; I never fail. The more I say these positive affirmations, the more I’m inspired to study because […]

When things go wrong during your interview

  Interviews are extremely stressful because you have to get things right since there is never a second chance to create a first impression. – But what if something goes wrong? What can you do about it? Read on to find out how you can deal with seven situations:   1. Your cell phone rings Apologize for this quickly as you search for your phone and then cancel the call immediately. Put the phone on silent mode or switch it off. Once again, make eye contact with the panel of interviewers and apologize for the mistake and kindly request that […]

How to Take Good Care of Your Back

  If overwork or injuries have caused strain on your back, you are by no means alone! Many people around the world suffer from some form of back pain. Statistics reveals half the American working population complains of a backache.  Indeed, back pain is an ailment that does not discriminate between the able-bodied and those less athletic in daily life. There are things you can do to strengthen your back and help ease and prevent pain. The good news is that it does not have to be difficult, or require a lot of time. You only need to make a […]

How Nurses Can Prioritize Self-Care

  Before any aircraft takes off, the hostess gives a demonstration of what to do in case there is a lack of oxygen.  She talks about first putting the oxygen mask on yourself, then helping your child. Many nurses are so caring they want to put the oxygen on the child first; or in this case, the patient, -so they tend to ignore themselves. To take care of others, you need to care for yourself first, so you have the energy and health needed. What exactly is self-care? Self-care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, […]