Pressure to take breaks ... - page 2

I don't know what is wrong with me but it is often a struggle for me to get all my work done efficiently. It really sucks. I always feel like the slowest person on the floor. Everyone else is... Read More

  1. by   MedSurgeNewbie
    New grad here too we only get a half hour on 12 and I used to skip it too - thought why bother, till my charge got on me to do it and you know it works wonders. I bring my stuff so I can just plop on the floor lounge and relax a bit - it will pick up the pace really when you have hydration and some calories if you can try to keep it light and healthy fruit is a great one for me.. you will get more done I know it sounds crazy but it really works..
  2. by   doe9181
    I agree that you should try to take your breaks. It will really help in the end. It helps you get your mind straight on what needs to be done and what has priority. When I first started (I have been working for about one year and one month) I always missed my breaks. So I ended up always stopping at McDonald's on my way home and then going straight to bed. Here I am 50 lbs. heavier and now trying to eat only healthy choice meals so I could get my girlish figure back.
  3. by   EmmaG
    Quote from everthesame
    I just know if I go 12 hours without food my mind gets pretty "fuzzy" and I am afraid it then takes me twice as long to get my charting done.
    Ain't that the truth

    Amazing what a little brain fuel can do, eh?
  4. by   ericalynn
    I am in the same boat. I am consistantly working without any breaks and still staying late. I am a new grad too. I don't get pressure to take breaks but I just don't know what the heck I am doing wrong. I feel like I am busy all night but I am still behind. I feel like a complete loser half of the time, my manager says I am doing great and my patients are all satisfied. AARGH!!!!:trout:
  5. by   elizabells
    Quote from nursemike
    I went out to a nice, family restaurant with relatives awhile back. I finished my meal in fifteen minutes. Coulda done it in half that, but everyone was staring at me.
    I know, right? I used to be the slow eater at the table. Now I'm just used to the stomach ache you get after bolting your food.

    And while, obviously, I am NOT encouraging anyone to smoke, I'm with mike on taking that ONE each day. I don't smoke outside of work (down from a pack a day, woot!) but I just ... can't ... let go of that one.
  6. by   ASSEDO
    Take your break!!!!. It will rest you and give you energy to gear up for another few hours. Think of a break as God's Free Energy! Don't ever feel guilty about taking a break. Your body will appreciate it, it prevents burn out.