How The Law Of Attraction Might help Nurses and Patients!

by Rebecca Temsen 

You may have heard of the law of attraction before. It’s not something new and really got famous when author Rhonda Byrne released the book ‘The Secret’ which gained huge popularity. The same principals can be used if you’re a patient or nurse. Here are some simple ways to take advantage of this and attract what you want to in life.

Physical vs. Nonphysical

The Law of Attraction can be seen as something spiritual with nonphysical laws. This may be hard for someone to grasp that is not open to understanding the aspects of a universal consciousness. Someone who is focused on the physical.

A physical cause is not always the reason for your current condition. Emotions play a huge role in the direction of your life. If you feel that you are going nowhere, then that is what you will attract.

Resisting Change

If you want to manifest change, you must feed it. When you think about your desired outcome, is there a distance between the present and the future? Does this “future” appear to be far? 

Focusing on feelings of self-pity and self-victimization, or thoughts of “If this happens.”, “It would be nice if blank.”, “I would really like it if blank, but it doesn’t seem likely.”, “Too good to be true.”, and “Someday this will happen”, is counterproductive and harmful.

This not only makes what you are trying to manifest feel distant, but it also kills your desire and determination. Causing you to retreat and give up. There is power in words and the mind.

Helpful Law of Attraction Tools

A Nurse could aid a patient by focusing their conversations on what a patient wants to be and feel. Introducing two vision boards, one for long term goals and another for short term goals. The creation of these boards will help with visualization, but it won’t do the manifestation.

Positive Affirmations

Good feelings can attract the resolution that you want. Be aware of your emotions. You will receive what you focus your energy on.

“I am healthy.”, “Each day I feel myself getting closer to my desired goals.”, and “I am grateful.” are positive affirmations that could be difficult for some to say. Definitely given their current circumstances. But it is the feeling of gratefulness as you are now, and the release of fear and doubt, that allows you to have no resistance to the desired outcome.

The majority of the time, we have our own schedule that we set for what we think needs to happen. But there are reasons for certain events to take place. Other people around you that you affect, may also have a role that they need to play. Being supplementary to the growth and the strength that is gained for all parties involved.

From Experience

Sometimes we call for a type of change that we may not be in the proper mindset for. From my own experiences, I wanted things to happen right then and there. I would often have positive affirmations, until something I was looking forward to didn’t play out the way I was hoping.

Once I had a letdown, I fell back into a discouraged state. Saying, “This doesn’t work.” or “It won’t happen.”. This caused a lot of unnecessary pain. My desire had an underlining disbelief that I could truly reach my goal, and I didn’t let myself realize that I am deserving of good health and abundance.

It wasn’t until I truly allowed myself to let go and continue with the belief that I was on the right path. Know that things are heading in the direction that they should. Eliminating the need to control the course of my own mental timeline, and allowing things to unravel in divine time.

I began to see sparks of abundance in different areas of my life and continued to practice my positive affirmations while feeling grateful each day. There are many people who practice the Law of Attraction and receive successful results. This is why the idea of it helping to aid in changing a condition may be a useful technique in healing.

Conclusion

As a nurse or patient, it might be hard to be positive and optimistic. I hope these tips will encourage you and make your journey that much easier. If after all this, you still don’t attract what you want, take comfort in knowing that the change in mindset will still do you a world of good and may ease your suffering in this time of distress.

Author’s Bio:

Rebecca is an author, entrepreneur and most of all a wife and mother of 2. What she enjoys the most is helping normal people reach their full potential. Rebecca uses her ever growing skills in writing to inspire people and not settle for a normal life. As an entrepreneur, she has no shortage of failures and that is why Rebecca is the ideal person to talk about this.  Learn more at Rebecca’s website:  www.selfdevelopmentsecrets.com and Facebook paghttps://www.facebook.com/selfdevelopmentsecrets 

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Are You Suffering From Shift Work Sleep Disorder?

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By Sara Westgreen

Nurses are often short on sleep due to long shifts and/or shift work sleep disorder and may find it difficult to communicate clearly and assertively. But even when you’re short on sleep, nurses have to communicate effectively.

With shift work sleep disorder, your sleep routine goes against the natural day and night, which can disrupt your circadian cycle pattern. Shift work sleep disorder is similar to jet lag, which makes it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get restful sleep.

Symptoms of shift work sleep disorder include:

  • sleep onset insomnia

  • sleep maintenance insomnia

  • fatigue and drowsiness while awake

  • involuntary microsleeps that last for a few seconds

  • poor concentration

  • slow reaction time

  • irritability

  • headaches

  • nausea and indigestion

If you’re not sleeping enough or getting good restorative sleep on a regular basis, your performance and concentration are likely to suffer, which makes it difficult to communicate and avoid mistakes or accidents. Up to 30 percent of shift workers report excessive sleepiness or insomnia and between 10% and 20% of night work employees report falling asleep during their shift.

Shift work sleep disorder can often be treated with a simple schedule change, but that’s not always possible for nurses. However, you can make adjustments, such as staggering your shifts for longer rest periods in between work days, or taking a nap before your shift. You can improve your sleep environment and sleep hygiene to make the most of the sleep you’re able to get. Supplements of Vitamin D or prescription sleep aids may be effective in relieving shift work sleep disorder. With treatment, you can improve concentration, performance, and communication.

In the Tuck.com guide to Shift Work Sleep Disorder, you can learn about the disorder and how you can alleviate symptoms to manage effective communication even when you’re short on sleep.

Author Bio:  Sara Westgreen is a researcher for the sleep science hub Tuck.com. She sleeps on a king size bed in Texas, where she defends her territory against cats all night. A mother of three, she enjoys beer, board games, and getting as much sleep as she can get her hands on.

 

Tuck Sleep Foundation is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NBC News, NPR, Lifehacker, and Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web.
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Effective Communication Calls Upon Us to Share Power….Hmmmmmm, maybe that’s why it is so hard?

As an applied improv teacher, nurse, woman, mother, sister, and friend, I think a lot about communication!  I study the impact it has on outcomes in healthcare such as patient safety, patient experience, morale, and utilization of resources.  I reflect on my own behaviors in the relationships in my life.  And I often wonder how it pertains to our challenging political landscape.  Our ability to be our best selves with others in family, groups, teams, organizations, and countries while making room for others to do the same is fascinating to me.  And quite complex!

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Do you ever think about assertiveness and listening with respect to power dynamics? Assertiveness requires ownership and a willingness to take on more power while listening requires us to let others influence any decision, plan, or idea, i.e. give up some power. Either of these can be emotionally risky and can shake our sense of self, confidence, and control beyond measure.

When we add a toxic hierarchy, a blaming or bullying culture, or high-stakes work to the mix, the risk involved in taking on or sharing accountability increases….increases a lot. So much so, that the risk involved in sharing power is a formidable barrier to effective communication!   Quite frankly, I believe this is a major reason why our efforts to improve communication in healthcare have not been as successful as they need to be.

This is why applied or medical improv activities are a goldmine for us.  They provide low risk and fun opportunities to practice sharing power outside the clinical environment that can be so stressful.  If we can do this in healthcare, not only will we have better outcomes, we interface with all of the rich diversity of human life.  We can model empowering language and behaviors across genders, races, age, political parties, and so on!  Wow, right?

Where is your growing edge?  With listening or assertiveness?  Or maybe both depending on what relationships or cultures you are in?

Check out the Amazon reviews of my new book, “Medical Improv:  A New Way to Improve Communication” and lead some transformative training for your team or organization!

 

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