Professional's that take care of, educate, and protect others hold onto experiences, meet people that they can’t forget, and carry great burdens upon themselves. Because of this, many excellent professionals become stressed, burnt-out, and dissatisfied in their careers. Many turn to bad habits for coping.
- They work odd hours. This often causes isolation, struggles, and/or sacrifices to maintain relationships and a social life.
- They work long, demanding shifts that sometimes require you to give more than you have to give.
- They often feel powerless, and nothing could be further from the truth.
I believe that by taking care of those who take care of everyone else, we can create a better experience for both professionals and those that cross their paths. For example, an empowered nurse who lives a happy, balanced life and is living their dream will pass that positive energy on to their patients and colleagues. This can change the work environment and create better outcomes for patients.