As the holidays fast approach us, we all are running around decorating, shopping, wrapping, and baking like crazy people. I am one of those crazy people, trying to organize my life so that Christmas this year is the perfect miracle. Why am I doing this to myself? Well this year I am blessed to spend some of my Christmas Day here at KSB working as many healthcare professional do on the holidays. I am not being sarcastic when I say “I am blessed” to be working on Christmas Day because I get to do what I love “taking care of our patients and our staff” at KSB. Life is too short to be bitter or disappointed because of our work schedules.
Here are a couple of suggestions to get you through working the holiday blues: plan a potluck with your co-workers, wear holiday scrubs, decorate your unit, and play Christmas music.
Remember it’s just a few hours; it’s not a lifetime. Be proud that you work the holidays. Take this time to rejuvenate yourself with love and kindness for your fellow man. The holidays are a time for giving. The best gift you could give to humanity is your dedication in your profession.
Have a great holiday shift, I know I will!