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Women In Wellness: Cat Golden of ‘Nurses Inspire Nurses’ on the Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

Make Time for Fun — It can be hard as adults to make time for fun. It’s been especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I truly believe that it is a necessity. It allows for our creativity and imagination to come alive and to let go of stresses in life. At Nurses Inspire Nurses, the team members have dance parties and such. We’re more productive when we make time for fun during the busy work day. And it doesn’t feel like work.

  1. Move Your Body — Exercise helps our body complete stress cycles and provides so much mental clarity. We can’t resolve stress and anxiety by thinking about it. We must get out of our heads and into our bodies. I exercise four-to-five days a week. I’m currently obsessed with my bike (Peloton).
  2. Meditation — Meditation is a centuries-old practice and offers a wide range of benefits for many. Meditating has helped me calm my mind and get more in tune with my intuition, so I make it a daily priority. I use an app for guided meditation and highly recommend it to others.
  3. Take Breaks from Social Media — As much as I love social media for entertainment and business usage, as well as to meaningfully connect and stay in touch with people, I believe it’s also important to take breaks. I try to unplug from social media at least one full day a week to focus on what’s happening in real life and to maintain my mental health.
  4. Make Time for Fun — It can be hard as adults to make time for fun. It’s been especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I truly believe that it is a necessity. It allows for our creativity and imagination to come alive and to let go of stresses in life. At Nurses Inspire Nurses, the team members have dance parties and such. We’re more productive when we make time for fun during the busy work day. And it doesn’t feel like work.
  1. There is no failure, only feedback. People are hesitant to try new things for fear of making a mistake. They think a mistake equals failure and that’s not accurate. We launch new products regularly; some are widely received and successful, while others are not. The same applies to Nurses Inspire Nurses events. It’s trial and error. You’ll never know if you’re on the right path or doing the right things until you put it out there and get feedback.
  2. Don’t beat yourself up for what you don’t know. As the saying goes, once you know better you can do better. And I truly believe this. Nurses Inspire Nurses’ first online store wasn’t built on an e-commerce platform. Once I learned what was needed, I made the switch to the proper platform. This is just one example of how I had to pivot and then adjust the business.
  3. Embrace every part of the journey. One of my mentors told me, “New level, new devil.” We’re all just figuring it out. I used to bike to the post office to mail orders, and now I have a cargo van. One day, who knows? The company may need a semi.
  4. People just want to be seen and heard. This definitely applies to my customers and to the community of nurses. I welcome customer feedback and love to hear from our community. All are welcome.

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Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist.