June 18, 2015 | | Comments 0
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Rock Your Heath: Sync or swim

Are you starting to feel old and out of sync with your current nursing position? Before you panic, this might be the first sign that you are starting to enter the pre-retirement phase.

Here are some of the signs:

  • You are aware that you are the oldest one in the group (remember when you were the youngest?)
  • You are getting more and more frustrated with healthcare because of all the high-tech, de-personalization, and focus on making money
  • Your workplace has “lost its loving feeling” like it had in the past
  • Going to work isn’t fun anymore
  • You find yourself complaining more
  • You are taking more and more meds for stress and health issues
  • You know you are wise, skilled, and no one does it better than you, but it feels like no one cares
  • You’re starting to think you don’t fit in anymore
  • You’re wondering if the end of your career is near
  • You don’t know what to do about all of this

Keep in mind, this is normal and, believe me, it is very good news! I know because I was there. This all happened to me and I was caught off guard with no one to turn to but myself. I was in denial, maybe just like you,  but I found a great way out and into a better life. I am now healed, whole, and healthy! I rediscovered my passion, in a new way, and regained control over my life.

Awareness is the first step
So what is the best thing for you right now? Pay attention to what is happening in your mind, body, and spirit and begin moving from denial into awareness. Here is what I did and it made all the difference. Maybe it might work for you!

Make a list of signs you are experiencing in each of these areas: Body, mind, and spirit. For each sign, re-write it from a negative point of view into a positive.

What awareness do you now have about how your life could different?

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his [her] awareness of him [her] self.”
Abraham Maslow

I would love to hear your comments to this posting. Email me at carol@carolebert.com.

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Carol Ebert About the Author: Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP, is a creative force for education and wellness and is a certified wellness practitioner and wellness coach, mindful coaching certification trainer, certified law of attraction facilitator, and certified nutrition advisor. She has been a bedside nurse, school health educator, college health service director, medical center wellness specialist, and mindful coach and trainer. She is now CEO of her own wellness business, www.carolebert.com. She can be emailed at carol@carolebert.com.

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