How to Relieve Stress and Nurse Burnout… Through Food!

by | Feb 18, 2015 | 6 comments

So many types of nurses struggle with a common challenge: how to relieve stress. Being that a nursing career is often filled with long hours, overtime shifts and sleepless nights as we lie awake wondering if we were able to get it all done… it’s no wonder that nurse burnout is high.

Stress in the workplace becomes exacerbated very quickly by what we put into (or don’t put into) our bodies. How does a busy nurse, working with a full patient load and no breaks, get something to eat while on shift? Even further- how does this nurse have the ability to find something healthy to eat?

No matter what types of nurses are out there reading (and watching) this post, this one’s for you. Here’s a universal tip on nutrition that can help reduce stress in the workplace. You don’t have to struggle with nurse burnout alone. We’ve all experienced it at one point in our career or another. Today’s video blog shares one tool for how to relieve stress. Enjoy!

I’d love to hear from you. What other nutritional tips have helped you reduce stress in the workplace? Has healthy eating impacted the amount of nurse burnout you have felt or experienced? What would you add to this video with other nurses out there?

Let’s share a comment below so that the community can all benefit. Thanks for watching and enjoy the day!


    • Elizabeth

      You’re welcome, Amy. Glad you enjoyed the video and thanks for the information! Elizabeth

  1. Jordan

    Great post! I was a little confused by the title of eating to relieve stress… but eating HEALTHY to relieve stress makes a LOT more sense! Thanks for the tips!

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Jordan,

      Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, the title is a fun play on words. I agree- when we eat healthy we are able to relieve stress. Thanks for the feedback and for taking the time to share your comment. Enjoy the day,


  2. Lisa Renard-Paule

    This positive respectful message challenges us to pay attention to ourselves where nutrition is concerned, and make personal choices….energizing, refreshing, non-shaming. It stands a good chance of influencing
    the readers health! Thank you.

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Lisa,

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the article. Thank you for reading and taking the time to share your comment! Enjoy the day, Elizabeth


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