How To Maintain A Work Life Balance As A Registered Nurse


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Not just for a Registered Nurse, work-life balance is very important in any career, especially in the medical one. For example, its crucial for a Registered nurse to maintain a healthy balance to handle and deal with the work responsibilities and more working hours. This is why maintaining a healthy life can significantly improve the quality of life and the work performance.


Tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance:

  • Check your caffeine intake

Working as a nurse can take off some time of your personal life and can be exhausting as well, in particular if you are working 12h+ and you have to be focused all the time. Therefore, having a good and normal number of hours ( 7 to 8 ) sleep per night is crucial. Additionally, nurses can experience fatigue, especially if the shifts are in the night time.

This is why it is very important to remember that excessive coffee consumption can lead to sleep deprivation and can have a detrimental impact on the brain function. Researchers at Michigan’s Henry Ford Hospital’s Sleep Disorders & Research Centre and Wayne State College of Medicine found that caffeine consumed even 6 hours before bedtime resulted in significantly diminished sleep quality and sleep quantity. 

Moreover, the quality of food, lots of water and exercise, play a big role in maintaining a good work-life balance as a registered nurse. By changing a little bit of your habits you can significantly improve the quality of your life.


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  • Move your body, still your mind 

Moving your body is critical. Did you realize that exercise is the least expensive and the best stimulant for both body and mind. Search for ways to consolidate any form of practice into your day be it going for a quick gym session or doing yoga at home.

During work, take a 10-minute stroll outside during your break. You can likewise use nearby offices on the off chance that they are accessible. Exercise could do ponders since functioning as an enlisted medical caretaker can depart you with a great deal of repressed vitality which you have to discharge.


Another aspect of the work-life balance is finding the most suitable work placement that will benefit your life and to ensure that you have continuously workflow. An easy option of doing that is to apply to a nursing job through an agency, as agencies tailor the available job options for each candidate regarding their requirements and deliver the best advice possible.

A higher number of nurses working permanently are shifting to apply and work through an agency. In fact, a report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) found that employees in permanent work feel there is a better work-life balance and less stress in the locum work offered by agencies. 

Lastly, deciding which agency to apply for is strictly subjective and it depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for the best paid nurse agency? Or maybe you are looking for a nursing agency that will suit your lifestyle. 


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  • Set priorities

Think about the things that are worth prioritizing and which are the most important to allocate time for. Decide what is important and let go of anything that does not contribute to achieving your goals. This is how you are going to maintain a good working balance, as you will feel proud that you managed to do the important things in your personal life as well as in your professional life.

We, at Mylocum, make sure we provide candidates the most suitable working environment that will go with their lifestyle.


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