Looking on the bright side
I did a fair bit of head nodding while reading the November issue of Good
Health. It said how important wellbeing at work is and to try and avoid stress, which can affect you both physically, emotionally and mentally. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I can say that, as a nurse, when it is stressful at work, my body lets me know with a hard dose of pain. I’ve managed it with good medication and changing my thinking to ‘choose to be happy’ and ‘be kind, be positive’. I urge myself daily to turn a negative event – such as waiting for 45 minutes to see the GP – to a positive event – 45 minutes of being able to get a bit of shut-eye. By using that mantra, I’ve come out feeling happier, instead of being Oscar the Grouch. Don’t get me wrong, some days are a challenge, but with practise, I am in a better space. By the way, loved the health tips from around the world, especially have a siesta!