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How to leave work at the end of your shift

The unique pressures of nursing can make it difficult to switch off. Life coach Mandy Day Calder offers some tips on how to relax and unwind at the end of the day. 
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The unique pressures of nursing can make it difficult to switch off. Life coach Mandy Day-Calder offers some tips on how to relax and unwind at the end of the day

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Nursing is a high pressured job, and working in emotionally laden settings can take its toll. Issues with staffing or other resources can also mean that sometimes your best is never quite enough.

How you cope with pressure at work may be different from your colleagues so you need to know what works for you. Importantly, you also need to remember that work is only part of your identity. If you are not careful, work-related stress can infiltrate your home and social life.

Here we look at strategies to help you switch off and leave work behind at the end of your shift.

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