This too shall pass…
During my drive home I used my time wisely to listen to a recorded call with my coach I missed last week. The topic blew my mind. She shared about timing, expectations, letting go and allowing flow (not the usual suspects in a business coaching relationship, but extremely welcomed and well-received by me).
I thought about nursing. In the exact moment that she said it: this too shall pass, nursing came to mind.
Isn’t it so fascinating that you really can apply every lesson learned to the nursing world?
Think about a stressful time in your work history.
- Your floor didn’t have enough staff;
- You couldn’t get the supplies you needed;
- A difficult family member shouts at you in the hall;
- Maybe you made a medication error that you cannot get back.
This too shall pass.
Four small words. A short statement. Powerful impact. A gentle reminder that life is never stationary. Everything is constantly evolving, shifting. Changing really.
Continue to harp on what’s ‘wrong’ with the situation and you miss so much beauty.
Nursing ebbs and flows too.
- We’re over staffed or under-census;
- We’ve under-staffed and over capacity;
- We’ve got beds open;
- We need to shut beds down.
No two days are ever the same.
In a moment of terror, in a time of frustration, allow for simple pause. And just notice. This too shall pass.
Where can you allow more flow in your nursing practice? What expectations can you let go of? When can you ease up on tension, frustration and maybe even fear? I’d love to hear your thoughts below. Enjoy your health today. Thanks for reading!