December 11th, 2020

Insomnia? Anxiety? Dread? Podcast to the rescue!

Being a nurse and a mother during this pandemic has been incredibly challenging all the way around, and I was feeling very burned out with being pulled constantly in so many directions. The quantity of information daily is like trying to drink from a firehose and was stressing me out so much with all the new things that I needed to know and all of the “what if’s” about the future that I wasn’t sleeping well either. My sister introduced me to a podcast called “Nothing Much Happens, Bedtime stories for grownups” and my sleep has never been better. The author has a very soothing gentle voice and she reads her stories that are, by design, not terribly exciting. By doing that she manages to give my brain something to chew on other than anxiety and overwhelming existential dread. It’s like a soft nest for my brain, and I can actually fall asleep. I think people discount the importance of sleep, but when it comes to our ability to be resilient sleep is critical. Making time for myself to go on walks and be outdoors is important, but quality sleep is vital. I hope this helps anyone else who is struggling with their worries ceaselessly chasing themselves around and around in their head at night to find comfort and be able to sleep.

Tags: Burnout, Managing stress, Resilient, Self-care

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Ro, this looks exciting! Where do you find this podcast?

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Hi Ro:

Thanks for sharing that resource. I'm going to check it out.

Have you shared it with your team at work? Is it working for them too?

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