HOW HELPING PROFESSIONALS CAN DECOMPRESS FROM WORK
Physicians, nurses, counselors, social workers, there are many different helping professions — and all of them are exhausting. Physical strain, frazzled emotions, and mental stress all work together to drag these helpers down as they spend countless hours on the front lines.
If you’re a helping professional, it’s important that you make an effort to decompress from time to time. Whether you’re taking a small break during a shift, a few hours to unwind after a lengthy workday, or a long chunk of R&R, here are some suggestions to help guide you through the unwinding process as you decompress from work.
Define Your Own Work-Life Balance
The first thing to do if you’re struggling to decompress on a regular basis is take a moment to define what healthy work-life balance looks like for your particular situation.