Yes! Self care is very important for us nurses! Good for you! I do acupuncture, massage, chiropractor, reiki, meditation, YouTube, staycations, I mean the list goes on and on!
I was Per Diem for the 1st 2.5 years of my career then went FT. Thts when all hell broke loose and I’ve been trying to set myself free ever since. 2 LOA, FT, Per Diem, back to FT then Per Diem again. My manager finally told me that I couldn’t change my status after I went PT for the last time.
Our jobs aren’t easy to begin with menatlly, emotionally physically and management sometimes are no help.
I hope this next year treats you well. Good luck & cont to care for yourself first! Mentally, physiclaly, spiritually, energetically and emotionally!