When you're busy and feeling overwhelmed consider taking 5 minutes to refresh your mind and mood.
Everyone can make room for 5 minutes in their day. When you refresh, do something that you wouldn't normally do in your day, or would like to do but feel like you never have the time.
Learn something new - take a page out of our SF7 Toolkit - literally! Designed for healthcare providers in all sectors, older adults, and caregivers, it's packed with evidence-based, graphic pages that can stand alone. For example, test your knowledge on continence care using the "Urinary Continence Care Decision Tree" on page 33, (developed in Ontario, by Nurse Donna Ruffo).
Get the blood flowing - there's something about music that moves us. Put on a favourite song and dance along to it. Extra points for asking your older patients if they would like to hear a song while you provide care and encouraging them to move or sing along to the music.
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