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TLC in Manila Bulletin

TLC_MB.jpgNational daily Manila Bulletin featured The Lewis College on the front of their Schools, Colleges and Universities Bulletin section (E1), To see the online version of this article, click here (this opens a new window/tab).

Healthy Study Habits: Balancing Nursing Assistant Training and Self-Care

Welcome to the world of nursing assistant training! As you embark on this exciting journey towards becoming a healthcare professional, it's essential to cultivate healthy study habits while also prioritizing self-care. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ

The Importance of Balance

Studying to become a nursing assistant is both rewarding and demanding. While you're absorbing medical knowledge and honing your clinical skills, remember that maintaining a balance between your studies and personal well-being is crucial. Burnout can sneak up on anyone, so it's essential to prevent it right from the start. โš–๏ธ

Fact: Burnout in Healthcare

According to a study published in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, burnout is a prevalent issue among healthcare professionals. Long hours, high-pressure environments, and emotional strain can contribute to burnout. By establishing effective study habits and self-care routines early on, you'll be better equipped to manage the challenges of nursing assistant training. ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿฉบ

Building Effective Study Habits

Creating a solid foundation for your nursing assistant studies is key to your success. Here are some strategies to help you establish effective study habits:

1. Set Realistic Goals ๐ŸŽฏ

Break down your learning objectives into manageable chunks. Setting achievable goals will give you a sense of accomplishment as you progress through your training.

2. Create a Study Schedule ๐Ÿ“…

Design a study schedule that aligns with your daily routine. Consistency is key โ€“ allocate specific times for studying, practicing clinical skills, and taking breaks.

3. Active Learning Techniques ๐Ÿง 

Engage in active learning by summarizing notes, teaching concepts to others, or using mnemonic devices. These techniques enhance retention and understanding.

Prioritizing Self-Care

Your journey to becoming a nursing assistant should never compromise your well-being. Practicing self-care is essential to maintain a healthy body and mind:

1. Get Adequate Sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด

Quality sleep is vital for cognitive function and overall health. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to optimize your learning capacity.

2. Balanced Nutrition ๐Ÿฅฆ

Fuel your body with nutritious foods that provide sustained energy. Foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids can support brain health.

3. Regular Exercise ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

Physical activity boosts mood and cognitive function. Incorporate regular exercise into your routine to relieve stress and enhance focus.

Striking the Perfect Balance

As you progress through your nursing assistant training, remember that finding the right balance between studying and self-care is an ongoing process. Listen to your body and mind, and make adjustments as needed. By embracing healthy study habits and prioritizing self-care, you'll be better prepared to excel in your training and future healthcare career. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฅ

Here's to a successful and fulfilling journey as a nursing assistant!