by Becky Todzia, Travel RN
One of the many perks of being in travel healthcare is exploring new towns and experiencing all that they have to offer! But for some of us, working a travel contract during a holiday can feel lonely in a town that seems unfamiliar. The missing of loved ones and family traditions might feel overwhelming, but there are some ways to keep the holiday spirit up while away from home.
Look for volunteer opportunities at local food banks, shelters, churches and community centers. Many places are in great need of your physical presence to help with the less fortunate amongst us, especially during the holiday season. The best way to pick up your spirit is to help others. Taking the focus off of yourself and redirecting it to make others smile will do more for your soul than you may realize.
You never know how much a simple word and smile can impact that person’s life with your empathy and attention. You might be the only one to have spoken to that person all day. Spread some holiday cheer!