Nurses minds are trained to know what is normal an react to abnormal
After attending a live event and getting the opportunity to meet PJ McClure author of "Flip the S.W.I.T.C.H ( I have a signed copy *smile*) an hearing him speak about mindset, really turned my thinking to new nurses mindset.
In nursing school, they teach you the basics of daily living task that a patient faces when they become ill. How to assist them with these task until they are able to get back on their feet. Taking a bath, brushing their teeth, getting dressed much like breathing happens with a sub conscience mindset until you are not able to do these on your own when the conscious mind begins focusing on them. Then simple daily living task can become stressful.
The stress of not being able to take care of your own life or personal care becomes your patients focus. You meet some patients whom have a full clear view of 'when I get better' an focus on healing. These patients seem to require less extra help an are discharged much faster because of their mindset.
Then you have the patient who rolls around in their sickness, laps up every smidget of sympathy they can get – an complains if the water pitcher has no ice! This patients mindset allows them to stay in the moment with no vision of how soon they can get back out on their own.
My uncle who had open heart surgery came out of the operating room asking 'when can I go home?' An he did three days later.
In the book – "Flip the S.W.I.T.C.H PJ McClure says: That mindset determines how we operate in the world. Your mindset does not have a on-off switch. It is always ON. Which means, You have full control to program what goes in and the choices you make. Once you have programmed it to think, whether negative or positive, that is the subconscious response that will operate automatically.
Once you "flip the switch" you will see things differently. Your illness, your finances, the things that happen to you in your life. For this week, listen to what you say. How you respond to things that go on around you. A nurse does this with out thinking. When she hears someone coughing at meal time – she will pause to make sure they are not choking. When someone voice raises – she pauses to make sure they are cheering for the ball game on TV and not angry at the TV.
I can not wait to hear your responses. Your mindset is yours to sharpen or weaken like a sword. Nurses work under a sharp skill of listening, watching and observing her patients. You can do that to your own life.
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* Please note: I am not here to CURE, DIAGNOSE, Treat or suggest replacements
for what a doctor prescribes – I am sharing my nursing adventures with you.
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