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Building Up Your Inner Self

so how do you build up your inner self, when it seems that the world around you is trying to pull you down? This can be a tough situation for many people to be in but it is not unsolvable.

The first step towards building your inner-self, is knowing what you want. Knowing what is acceptable to you helps you draw the line at things that are unacceptable. What are the things that matter the most to you and how do you prioritize those things.

Four Helpful Tips on Building Your Inner self

  1. Stop the Self-criticism : It is not a hidden truth that we are the hardest on ourselves.  That little voice can be either used for good or for bad, it is up to you really. Today, you need to stop that inner criticism. To do away with feeling discouraged, remember that you alone are the best champion of yourself and if you don’t think you are worth championing, no one else will. Your Inner Self
  2. Replace Negative Self-Talk with Positive Talk: This is going to take determined effort and you being in tune with your self. As soon as any negative self talk comes into play, immediately stop it and replace with something positive about yourself. when you actively continue to do this, you will find that it becomes easier and you are able to unconsciously nip negative self talk in the bud and think on positive thingsYour inner self
  3. Surround Yourself With Positive People- Who you have in your corner matters…a lot. If your inner circle is full of nay-sayers, chances are that after a while, you will unconsciously imbibe that and that is what you will becomes- a Naysayer. Inner self
  4. Build Your Confidence: Find ways to build your confidence up. Start with the little things that you do and do well and keep increasing till you get to the bigger things. The foundation you create matters as it helps in building your confidence and being able to tackle on the bigger things.

There are very many self-help books in the market, online, hard copies, audio etc that provide topics on self-help.




NB-Hey Nursys, I know that I have not updated in quite a while. Duty called and got so immersed in it.  Got all your e-mails and did not forget. Will be sure to update regularly from now on. Thanks for visiting this blog frequently 🙂

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I hate my offer Letter!

Hello MNC,

I hate my offer letter and need ideas on negotiating. I  recently decided to make a job change for various reasons.

I got interviewed at a hospital that I really want to work at. The interview went well and I received an offer letter from this hospital.

My problem is that I hate my offer letter! I like the hospital and I am going to be working on my specialty unit which are both bonuses. But I cannot seem to get over the offer they made me.

I am not a novice nurse by any means and I feel that I should be paid more. What should I do?

Annoyed Nurse

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Frustrated New Mommy: Nursing vs Childcare

Hello MNC,

I recently became a new mommy and am loving it. But I am faced with a dilemma!My husband works a 9-5 job and I work 8 hour day-shift as well, so we discussed childcare.

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How to Fit in on Your New Job

How to fit in on your new job shares tips on getting along with your co-workers at a new job. Much has been said about how people should treat a new employee but not a lot as to how that new employee should adapt.

Not to worry, here are tips to help

  1. Be Friendly: At a new job, you want to make sure that you are personable and friendly with everyone you meet. Don’t set out to ruffle any feathers.
  2. Be Respectful: Your co-workers have been there longer than you have so give that respect of probably understanding the job’s culture better than you do.
  3. Be Mindful: For this, you would need to have emotional intelligence to understand how your actions and/or non-reactions may be perceived by your co-workers. While you do not want to come across as pretentious, you want to make sure that you are not sending out unintentional negative vibes
  4. Ask Questions: It is commonly said that you never get lost asking questions and that is correct. So ask questions! If you don’t understand, it is okay to ask questions for clarity and to avoid confusion down the line.
  5. Keep an Open Mind: Do not go in with preconceived notions about what should happen. Every job, dynamic and relationships are different. So while it is okay to have certain job expectations, don’t expect to see everything follow set paths that you may have known. Keep an open mind and learn new things
  6. Don’t engage in Gossip: You’re the newbie here.While engaging in gossip may sometimes be tempting, don’t do it. Being a gossip reflects badly on you and though you may not know it, people are watching

Lastly, relax and enjoy your new job. Let the new adventure take you somewhere you have not been before and make it a point to learn something from this job.

Good Luck!

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How to Make your Nurses Happy

How to make your nurses happy provides simple steps on what to do to keep happy nurses and in turn, happy patients

  1. Listen to Your Nurses– Understand that your nurses thrive when you listen to their opinions. You may not be able to act upon every opinion that is given but at least you give them a chance to be heard, which is what 99.9% of nurses want.

2. Treat Every Nurse Fairly: Every nurse deserves to be treated fairly whether or not you agree with what is being said. You may not realize it, but once in a position of leadership (or not), people are very observant of what you do or do not do. Make it a habit to be fair to all your nurses.

3. Treat Every Nurse with Respect: Fairness and respect go hand in hand. When you are fair to your nurses, you automatically want to treat them with respect. Respect is an emotional feeling, a sense of self that every one has. You show you respect nurses, through your interactions and the enforcement of the policies that you have in place.

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