So I'm willing to bet that you've heard the
phrase "nursing school is like the hardest
thing in the entire world" and that it
probably scared the poop out of you, right?
That was the exact same situation for me.
It might be giving you some nice insomnia at
Some stressed induced Oreos might be eaten.
Does that, am I kind of getting the vibe
This is literally me years ago.
My goal in this section is to help you calm
down that underlying terror and give you a
little bit of a pep talk.
The one that I wish I could have given my
past self, who was like really freaking the
heck out at this point in the process.
And we're going to start by getting ready
and helping your brain get in the
Let's go. So, step one, I want you to sit
down with your social media and
have a really nice little scroll to all of
the accounts that you follow.
Like we're going to KonMari this.
Do they bring you joy?
Are they helpful?
Do they add information or happiness to your
day when you see them?
If so, congratulations.
You've curated a really nice feed and they
Or do they make you nervous?
Do they add stress? Do they add worry?
If so, it's probably time to unfollow them
or at least mute them.
And they may be accounts, honestly, that you
I totally get it. But they'll be there when
you're ready to come back to them later.
You're going to be worried enough without
all of the negative echo chambers surrounding
you. So just mute them for now.
Not every account is good for every single
season of life that you're in, and that's
It's not personal.
They won't even notice, I promise.
But it's going to help you so much in the
And next, I want you to download the entire
by Prof Lawes on "how to study and learn"
and listen to one
lecture a day. And, well, you can do this
while you're going on a walk or enjoying
Listen to them a few times before school
Because do you know how much farther ahead
you will already be in nursing school?
If you know how your brain works, and you
can work with it instead of going against it
? Lightyears, friends. It's lightyears, so go
I'll wait and then take it one day at a
Okay, perfect. Are you back?
Awesome. The last thing I want you to do is
to come up with a little mantra that you can
say whenever you are feeling any of those
creeping doubts popping in.
Mine is three parts because I require a lot
of reassurance and when I'm feeling
overwhelmed, I repeat: "you are enough, you
are not alone, and you can do hard
things." You are more than welcome to steal
that or to come up with something else that
reminds you that you can do hard things.
The hard thing being nursing school right
Because, my friend, I promise that you can.
You have done so many hard things in order to
just get accepted into nursing school.
Write all of those hard things down that
And you can remind yourself, if you need to,
by going back and looking at that list or
just to reminisce on when you like, when
you're five years from now, when you're like,
oh my gosh, look like this is where I was.
But seriously, you have overcome a lot just
to get here.
You are enough.
You are not alone because everyone else is
freaking out too.
And you, my brilliant friend, can do hard
You can do nursing school, you can do the
So go find your own mental health mantra.
Whatever gets you in the game, whatever
you're going to go with, write it down like
on your wall or on your arm, or just like
repeat it as needed.
Now, if you're ready for a few more, like
tangible tips on helping you make it
through. I hope so.
Excellent. If so, I will see you in the next