No doubt, one of the essential aspects of the winter holiday season is getting together with the people ha matter to us most. However, for some nurses and therapy professionals, the holidays can also catch you on a travel assignment.
While this may not seem like the ideal celebratory holiday situation, cheer up and worry less. Holidays as a travel nurse allow you to take charge and experience something new this holiday. Below are tips on how to celebrate the holidays while on a travel assignment
Go all Out on the Food Front
Travel assignments bless us with the opportunity to meet new people. Make your new friends a specialty meal with a little piece of your home or traditions to get yourself in the holiday spirit. Not only do you wow your new friends but also relive a special part of your home holidays.
The holiday season also offers time to try out new recipes, perhaps some you learned while on this travel assignment. Getting lost in making and curating food is the perfect way to get involved in the holiday spirit.
Video Call Your Loved Ones
We understand how much you miss home and the people you cherish this holiday. Perhaps this is the perfect time to use Zoom or FaceTime calls and get in touch with them while you work.
Video calling your loved ones helps reduce the distance. While on calls, you can try activities together, such as exchanging and opening gifts, watching a movie, or storytelling.
Revel in Your Great Work
If you are on a travel assignment or working during the holidays, your profession/work is surely one of utmost importance to people. For instance, as nurses sacrificing your holiday time and experiences may ensure a sick patient is well-taken care of and smiling. Enjoy your work during the holidays and revel in the fact that you are helping others this holiday season.
Make Plans to Celebrate Before or After
Time does not make the holidays as much as experiences do. You can set time to celebrate with loved ones before a travel assignment to motivate you ahead of a working holiday. If you are at a great destination for the travel assignment, you can get your family or friends to visit you after or during the holidays.
Share the Holiday with Patients
Like you, patients in the hospital during the holidays miss being at home celebrating. Making the most out of your working time and creating a holiday spirit within the workplace suits the magic of the holiday season. So, enjoy your day with fellow workmates and patients alike.
Despite being mixed with work, your holiday season is as special as no other. The above tips can help you make your travel assignment a fun working holiday experience. Happy holidays.