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10 Things Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Hear After a Tough Day

What do you do when you have a bad day? You may spend time with family or friends, enjoy a nice meal, indulge in ice cream, chocolate, or a glass of wine. There’s something else you can do: keep a few key phrases in mind. These words can come in handy when a friend in the field has had a tough day, too.

“And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.” —Robert Fulghum, author

Do you have someone to lean on? Whether it’s a family member, a dog, or a friend, lean a little, especially on tough days.

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” —Irish proverb

Watch a favorite comedy, and get some sleep.

“Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s the dealing with it.” —Randall

Sometimes, we have far more courage than we know.

“The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.” —Thomas Holdcroft

Everyone makes mistakes. Let them remain in the past; tomorrow is a new day.

“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” —A. A. Milne

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and the gang—there’s a lot of wisdom there.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller

Every shift ends at some point. Just get through it.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” —Dr. Seuss

Read some of the books again; adults can learn a lot, too.

“When you change your thoughts, you change your world.” —Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes a simple shift in our thinking can change our entire perspective on a situation.

Be patient. Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get to the best. Give time some time. —Karen Salmansohn

When speaking about difficult situations, people often say that the only way out is through. That can mean going through awfulness, but you will get there.

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. —David G. Allen

We all have trouble with this at one time or another. Our plans and reality don’t always line up the way we planned.

We Get It

At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. We’ve all had bad days, and we all have our own ways to get through them. While you’re unwinding with a good book, a long walk, a delicious meal, or something else, keep these quotes in mind. Tomorrow will be better. When you’re ready for your next assignment, give us a call: 310.436.3650.