The pandemic has taken its toll on everyone but especially on nurses. During these trying times, nurses around the country continue to work tirelessly to protect their patients. Even if it means putting themselves at risk. The stress can be overwhelming and exhausting and the hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed.
During this time, you can use some simple affirmations and mantras to stay positive and push through every day. These positive messages during the pandemic can help you feel empowered, appreciated, optimistic, and worthy of all of the hard work you do every day.
What Are Affirmations For Nurses?
Affirmations or mantras are short positive sayings used to motivate and inspire an individual. The short phrases are designed to be said in repetition to help eliminate negative thoughts and focus only on the positive.
An article by Psychology Today describes the reason for daily affirmations. Generally speaking, affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind, to encourage us to believe certain things about ourselves or about the world and our place within it. They are also used to help us create the reality we want—often in terms of making (or attracting) wealth, love, beauty, and happiness.
Nurses can use these inspirational sayings to help start their day or push through a difficult shift. Use these affirmations to help refocus your mind and remind yourself that you are strong and capable. Here are 10 affirmations to help nurses stay strong during the pandemic.
10 Positive Affirmations for Nurses
1. This pandemic will not break me
Nurses are strong individuals but compassion fatigue and burnout and the effects of the ongoing pandemic can be overwhelming and devastating. Stating this affirmation every day before your shift will remind you just how strong you can be.
2. I am grateful for all I have
With the many challenges the pandemic has brought to the healthcare industry, it is easy to only focus on the negative. Find the little things in all you have. Staying grateful for your job and your health will help you stay positive and grounded.
3. I am making a difference
Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and make a difference every day. Remind yourself of why you became a nurse in the first place.
4. I am doing my best every day
After a long day, it can be easy to feel defeated. Say this affirmation before and after every shift. Nurses do their best every day despite the many obstacles they face.
5. I will show kindness and empathy to every patient
Dealing with these stressful and trying times it can be challenging to stay positive. Nurses are compassionate and empathetic and this affirmation can be used throughout your entire shift.
6. I am energized and ready for the day
The pandemic is stressful and exhausting. Nurses are overworked due to staffing issues and increased patient load. Saying this affirmation every morning will help motivate you to begin your day on a positive note.
7. I will stay calm
Despite the obstacles nurses may face throughout their shifts, staying calm will benefit both you and your patients. Stay focused on the present and what you can do and accomplish in that moment.
8. This too shall pass
This is a very popular inspirational quote for nurses, especially right now. At times it can feel like there is no end in sight, but it will come to an end.
9. Do not stress over what you can’t control
Nurses only have control over their own actions. Although it is very challenging to not be stressed, focus on what you can control.
10. I am proud of myself and the work I do
Each and every nurse should be proud! The pandemic has caused many nurses to face issues they never thought possible. The work nurses continue to do is astounding.
Inspirational nurse sayings may not change the world, but they may change your day. Use these affirmations frequently to attract a shift in your mentality and stay positive.
Thank you nurses for your continued hard work and dedication during these trying times. CareerStaff values all of your hard work, dedication, and sacrifice and understands the obstacles nurses have had to face. We want you to know that every month, week, and day of the year, you are appreciated.
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