Those of us in the medical field wearing down. It’s been *GO GO GO!* for so long now that we are starting to run out of steam.
We only have so much to give and we are giving our all. I know we are supposed to be #NurseStrong and all, but this pandemic is really testing our strength.
Now more that ever we need to be checking on each other. If your coworker seems different or they may have lost that smile that they’ve always had, take a moment to check on them. They may talk to you or they may not, at least you made an effort to check-in.
Some people are very reserved about how they are feeling *raises hand* and keep everything in because they may feel they can fix it themselves, or they may have had their trust broken by someone they previously confided in, ask anyway. Or it may be the total opposite and the coworker breaks down in front of you because they have been waiting for someone to ask if they are ok. The coworker may not breakdown but opens up about how they are truly feeling. Just know that checking up on someone shows you care.
In the medical field, we need each other. This is going to be a long fight and we have to make sure each of us can make it to the finish line. Things are tough for us right now but we can give each other the strength to survive this.
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If I had a dollar every time I heard “Living the dream” or “I’m here!” in response to that question.. oof. Sometimes there’s so much more beneath the surface or the face people put on. I feel the pressure to be #NurseStrong, but you’re absolutely right. We’re people first, nurses second. Keep reaching out.