Mandy Day-Calder

How to get your career back on track and feel inspired by nursing again

Advice to help you reassess your goals and get your nursing mojo back

How to rebuild positivity and move forward even when you’re exhausted

COVID-19 pandemic has left nurses traumatised, but healing is possible

Strategies to avoid feeling overwhelmed by pressure at work

Learn how to adopt whatever emergency coping strategies suit you best

Nursing in survival mode: how to stop your stress turning into distress

The pandemic is placing huge demands on nurses, and something’s got to give

How to find space for joy in your life, even in difficult times

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, make 2021 the year to focus on what brings you happiness

The power of saying no: how to avoid taking on too much

It can be hard to disappoint others, but always saying yes can endanger your well-being

When stress gets too much: how to take control of what threatens to overwhelm you

Find out where your tipping point is and learn to step away, even if only in your head

Ready to tackle revalidation? Here’s how to use your COVID-19 nursing experience

Just getting prepared for the NMC process can make it seem less daunting

Feeling guilty during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to escape the cycle of pandemic-induced guilt

Nurses who aren’t on the COVID-19 front line should not feel weighed down

woman sits on sofa, mug in hand, looking out of a window

We’re in a global public health crisis and it’s okay to say you’re not okay

Tips for coping with the emotional fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurses following a doctor into a hospital room with a patient. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: working within the limits of your competence

How to ensure you work at your own skill level, even in exceptional circumstances

Stock image of off duty nurses socialising and drinking alcohol

Upholding your profession’s reputation – even after your shift ends

Nurses are expected to maintain certain standards – so what does that mean in your down time?

Imposter syndrome: how nurses can learn to silence their inner critic

There are steps you can take to control the triggers of self-doubt

Handling change at work and avoiding overload

How to maintain emotional balance in a new nursing role or challenging transition

Workplace time-out: when some things are best left unsaid

Not everything has to be up for discussion, even if colleagues’ opinions clash with yours

Self-care for nurses: it’s not selfish to think of your own health and well-being

Looking after yourself is essential when you are caring for others

Interview skills: what to do when your mind goes blank

How to keep your cool and avoid ‘brain freeze’ during a job interview

Resilience: the knack of bouncing back from the bad days

Sometimes you need to focus on what gives you the boost in confidence you need

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