How to Manage the Holidays When You’re On a Locum Tenens Assignment and Away From Home

The holidays are likely to be looking different for almost everyone this year. Whether it’s due to the pandemic and safety restrictions, or because you’re traveling for work and away from home, many people are adjusting their holiday traditions. If you are a locum tenens neonatal nurse practitioner, you may be wondering how to manage the holiday season while away from your family and friends. Spending time with loved ones is always important and can help prevent feelings of loneliness or depression. Let’s review how to have a wonderful holiday, even if it looks a little different this year.

Keep the Traditions Going
If you have a favorite tradition or two, why not bring them along with you?! You can bake cookies, watch holiday movies, and attend religious ceremonies all in your new city. This will help you stay connected and in the holiday spirit.

Invite Family and Friends to Visit You
Change it up a bit, and host your family and friends in your new temporary city! You will have fun exploring a new area, showing your loved ones your new favorite spots, and enjoying new traditions together.

Look into Local Activities
Many cities host parades and other events around the holidays. Ask your coworkers what their favorites are and join them when they go. You may even find a new favorite tradition!

Take Time to Volunteer
Many non-profit organizations need more help than ever during the holidays. You could take this opportunity to give back to the community, by volunteering at a local women’s shelter or foodbank. Additionally, you could host a child or a family for Christmas by anonymously buying gifts or food for them for the holidays.

If you are interested in beginning a new and exciting career, contact Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Services of Georgia today.