It’s official (at least, according to the Chicago Sun-Times): The ideal de-stress technique for a nurse is meditation. It has an immediate effect and can be done almost anywhere.
Christine Daniel, a behavioral health liaison nurse with Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL, recommends daily meditation for the following benefits:
- Relief from stress
- Relief from depression
- Feeling refreshed
- Better attitude
- Break from over-stimulation from work and social media
- Reduced anxiety
- Depression prevention
- Lower blood pressure
- Relief from headaches
- Relief from gastrointestinal issues
Read the full article in the Chicago Sun-Times for medical research data behind some of the health benefits above and Christine’s advice for nurses on getting started with meditation.