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Wrapping Up the Summer Fun

Travel nursing has many benefits, such as exploring new places, numerous job opportunities, and experiencing new friendships, to name a few. Taking care of yourself while being away from home, though, may mean you need to take extra care of yourself to be at your best.

As summer starts to wind down, having a few fall items in your arsenal can lift your spirits and lighten the lives of those around you while embracing the season. Check out these fun ideas to make your Fall a little warmer as the temperature dips.

  • Create Smiles with Stickers

You don’t have to wait until Halloween. Grab some fun stickers screaming falling leaves, carved pumpkins, and maybe even a bat or two. Spread them around and watch the smiles roll in.

  • Get Ready for Flu Season

It’s that time of year again. Planning ahead to when you’ll be getting your flu shot before the rush begins can make the experience a little less stressful.  Bonus: It’ll feel good to have the appointment set up and be able to mark something off your list.

  • Think About a Fresh Assignment

Have you been feeling stagnant? The changing of the seasons may be a great time to look into a new opportunity. Better yet, have you ever enjoyed autumn near the mountains? Getting to view the mountainsides while they’re changing colors is breathtaking.

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Avoid the Snow

If you’re not a lover of the cold, now might be a great time to pursue a warmer place as the weather begins to cool down. Traveling to southern postings that start to receive larger populations this time of year can keep you feeling warm.

  • Feel Joy for Your Favorite Hot Beverage

Whether you’re into chai tea or a pumpkin spice latte, warm beverages are on the way. Investing in a new travel mug that makes you smile might just be the ticket to helping you get excited about fall.

  • Invest in a Good Moisturizer

If you’re working in a windy, dry region, washing your hands often on top of the changing weather can leave them rough and cracked.  Give yourself permission to be pampered and buy that really nice lotion you’ve been eyeing.

  • Get Your Vitamin D Fix

As the days start to get shorter, your chances of gaining the health benefits of a little outdoor sunshine will get smaller. Take extra advantage of the sunshine now to boost your mood heading into fall.

  • Allow Yourself to Connect

Humans were built for community and connection. Even if you’re on the introverted side of the scale, try to make a little extra time to be around others that make you happy. Refreshing a friendship or building a stronger connection can go a long way in your mental state.

  • Don’t Forget Your Traditions

Even if you might not be near loved ones, take some time to remember and experience your family traditions. Maybe going all out isn’t possible, but a small act that plays on your favorite moments will help center you no matter where you find yourself this fall.

Wrapping up the end of summer as we transition into fall should be looked on as a fresh beginning. Whether by pampering yourself, being honest with where you want to be, or finding a way to connect with one another, letting go of summer and moving into fall is an excellent opportunity to reflect on your current situation. Embrace it!