22 cheap ways for nurses to de-stress


12. Make “To-Do” Lists and Actively Check Off Items

I don’t know about you, but I love to be organized. Even if my “To-Do” list consists of things like “take a shower” and “walk the dog,” I feel like I’ve accomplished something once I’m able to check an item off my list. Try making a “To-Do” list for simple things, like folding laundry and running errands. Each time you complete a task, check it off. The action of crossing something off a list is a tangible way to see how much you’ve accomplished in a day.

Cost: Using a scrap of paper won’t cost you a thing, but you could also splurge for a cute notepad or colored Post-It notes. Don’t want to use paper? Invest in a white board ($5-$12 at your local office supply store) and hang it on the fridge.
More Info: Papyrus Stationary, Office Depot

Or Try This: Get a Free or Discounted Massage…

Scrubs Contributor
We welcome your ideas and submissions to Scrubs Magazine! Here's how to submit your own story or story idea to our editors.

    NCLEX practice test packet

    Previous article

    June is Men’s Health Month: What Men Need to Know About Staying Healthy

    Next article

    You may also like

    More in Scrubs