We know Nurses, Medical Assistants, CNAs and Physician's Assistants never get a break. And when you finally do, there's a chance you'll be eating lunch right after being puked on or heading home to a night of "relaxation" dead tired from a 12 hour shift.
So here are some ways for new grads and seasoned professionals to manage the stress and take a breather.
1. Mini Meditation. OK, we know this can come off a little new-agey, but meditation has been proven to lower blood pressure, increase immunity and maintain emotional balance. Plus, mini meditation can take less than five minutes a day, which can even fit into a busy nurse's schedule.
Here's an article on how to meditate during small time frames and help regain your composure and mental health: http://zenhabits.net/how-to-use-mini-meditations-to-relax-and-find-focus/
2. Massages! Remember Nursing School and having to practice skills on your classmates, family and friends? Well massage therapists need practice too and most massage schools will offer heavily discounted massage sessions. Try doing a quick google search for "Massage Schools" in your zip code.