Being afraid is ok
I honestly think a lot us are afraid of the unknown. COVID-19 is real and it's scary. Since becoming an ICU nurse I have learned to mask my feelings very well. What has helped me is knowing that a lot of co-workers share the same feelings as myself. When I'm having a rough day I reach out to my peers for guidance. I also make sure I time for myself each day, wether it's working out for 30 minutes or reading a book. I also take full advantage of having a Mepra moment in the medication room. I take 10-30 seconds to just breath out all of my frustrations. I know I'm not alone and we are in this together.
It is so important for us to model self care. That is our super power, among other things. Best Tenia.
Thanks for joining our conversation and thank you for your service in this difficult time. What do you think are the biggest lessons the world will learn from this crisis?