Hey everyone out there who has kids, a job and going back to school. Where does your energy reserve come from. I seem to be running low and can't help but want to take a mid-day nap. Any ideas on how to stay charged.
Last edit by dramaluvr on Mar 12, '04
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As I have mentioned before I start nursing school this fall. I am finishing my last semester of pre-reqs currently and I am really psyched. Anyway, my older sister and only sister let it be known that she didn't think I could do it and would drop out. She hasn't even congratulated me for being accepted and it is frustrating to me. She thinks because I work, have kids and a family that I won't be able to do it. However, it just gives me more fuel to prove myself. It is still upsetting though that she doesn't have faith in me. She tried to go into nursing last year and she dropped out in her first semester. Anyway, I don't know if any of you have similar circumstances, but I just needed to put my frustrations down so I don't blow up. Thanks for listening
Perhaps her frustrations from her experience are being vented on you. You are going to see enough morale busting in the field from your peers when you start, you don't need it while in school.
We are called to encourage one another (biblically), so seek out a friend who will encourage you. You can always walk away from sis when she gets on to you about this matter, or tell her it's a subject about which you'd rather avoid talking with her.
You will need to develop a thick hide. You learn to pass a test in school, you learn to be a nurse after graduation on the job. As I say, seek out people in the know, count the costs, accept that you will probably be often stressed. Don't let the stress control you. Nursing fortunately has a great variety of specialties to look into. I've done a lot of different things in my 23 years. If you find yourself feeling like a fish out of water, look into another specialty.
Praying for you, God bless- hang in there.===snake
Mar 12, '04
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Really just take it one day at a time. When I got to thinking about how much stuff I had to do an etc.. I would take a minute to breath. Things do get very overwhelming while in nursing school-just prioritize things. And don't forget to take at least 10 minutes for yourself-this is vital!!!! I had a 2yo during school that was diagnosed with autism and a horrible relationship with his father. Looking back now, I can't believe I did it!! I feel that making it through that period, I can now handle anything!! And,you will do it too!! good luck, stay headstrong
Mar 12, '04
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Make time to do exercize! It's very important to keep your energy up. Try to find an hour a day . I excersize with my children, they love it. On nice days I let them ride their bike's while I push baby in the stroller, in door day's we do work out tapes. The kids have a ball laughing at me. You can also do it between studying. Study for 1/2 hour, exercise, repeat , drink lots of water and try to go to bed early.
Mar 12, '04
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Definitely schedule some "me" time on a regular basis. Take a warm hot soak in a tub, a walk, listen to some relaxing music. Take a multivitamin too. Stress and worry can drain your body of important things. I like to do deep breathing and imagry too.
Mar 12, '04
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Don't forget the water!!!
We're suppposed to drink 1/2 oz. water for every pound of weight.
So 150 lbs=75 oz thats 25 am , 25 lunch 25 pm.
Why can't I do this it seeems so simple