Managing Stress/Meditation


I'm a soon to be nursing student and I'm wondering how every manages their stress. With applications. scholarships. loans and my current job the stess can be exhausting at times. I'll be starting an accelerated BSN program and want some tips on managing stress. I plan to work out as much as I have time for but I'd like to do something else... possibly meditation? If anyone meditates or knows of a good meditation book please, I'm all ears!

Thanks in advance!


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Specializes in med-surg, cardio-thoracic icu's.

For me, the effective one is exercise. I go on classes like yoga and boxercise. This classes are in the gym. At least Im not alone doing it, so that I can push myself.(if others can do, why cant i kind of thing....)aside from making us healthier theres called endorphins released by our body during exercise that make us happy.

Sorry reading then apply to myself will not work for me.:p


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I meditate for 30min or more every day. Yoga is great, dancing is great (at a club or just in the livingroom :) ) I paint, make beaded jewelry, read.... Take long bubble baths (with a good book and a glass of good wine...)

Has 26 years experience.

I meditate too and it helps me stay focused and keeps my stress down. Google mindfulness and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Here is a link to a few of his books and CD's for meditation:

Also do a search on allnurses for Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness and mindfullness and you will finds of resources.


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Has 2 years experience.

For me, my dog works very well as a stress-reducer.

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