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Nursing During the Holidays

Nursing during the holidays can be lonely. This time of year is about spreading joy, and it can be challenging to do that if you feel you have to leave your family for work. It is important to remember that you are not alone in that feeling. You also get the opportunity to spread joy to your patients and their families this holiday season. We have created a list of ideas to help bring you into the holiday spirit this year.

Decorate the break room.

Decorating the break room is a great way to bring holiday cheer into your workplace. You can keep it simple by making paper snowflakes and trees. Or you could decorate with a small tree if your workplace allows it. The little things can brighten your day and others.

Order your favorite food or plan a potluck with coworkers.

Food brings everyone together and is a great way to remind you of the holidays. Order your favorite food to the hospital to make the day feel special. Or you can try to arrange a potluck with your coworkers. Everyone can bring leftovers from their holiday if it is easier. Doing this allows you to celebrate with your work community and experience other people’s traditions.

Celebrate on a different date.

It can be upsetting to work during the holidays, but your patients are so grateful for you. To avoid missing out on family traditions, see if your family is willing to celebrate on a different day so you do not miss the festivities. It is not always possible, but if it is, it is a great way to be involved in your traditions.

Connect with patients.

Nursing during the holidays can also be the most rewarding time. Being able to help those in need and those who may not have family with them during this time is very special. The holidays can be lonely for everyone, and you can provide your patients with joy. Even if it may seem small, your being there is the best gift others can receive. We are so grateful for the work nurses do. 

Remember, you are not alone.

Most importantly, you are not alone. Your coworkers and family are there for you. Your coworkers are likely going through similar emotions, so don’t be afraid to talk to them. Your family understands the job you do for others, and if you feel alone during this time, talk to them. They may be able to help you embrace your holiday spirit.