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CORONAVIRUS AND LIFE REFLECTION

CORONAVIRUS AND LIFE REFLECTION HAS MADE ME STRONG:

Coronavirus has led me to an active reflection of life.  As an Intensive Care Nurse and  Promoter of Health Education, l have the chance to look at life in general, the effects on health and illness that COVID19 has caused.  However, life is beautiful, but we must learn lessons from all this critical phase of life, to appreciate every little thing in our daily lives.  Many of us are not able to do numerous things that we take for granted, such as freedom to our daily routine of life and goals.

MY REFLECTION ON LOCKDOWN EXPERIENCES

While caring for both Coronavirus and COVID19 clients in the Intensive Care Unit, and at the same time maintaining a lockdown rule, l have time to think and reflect on the meaning of life.  On my off days, l comply with the regulations to Stay at Home and my essential place that l go-to is the hospital to care for people like you and myself.  Life is a journey; l learnt first and foremost, of what use is anything else without health?  Moreover, life is incomplete without happiness, love for humanity, Libertas, Humanitas and Felicitas.  Sharing and extending kindness to everyone in any form, no matter how little, goes a long way to achieve peace and happiness.

Moreover, l also saw human reactions to the existence of life, pain, frustration, rejection, intimidation and empowerment.  Guess the phase of life in 2020 has exposed many things that are leading to the meaning of life.  Many of us, even in workplaces, show their true colours of hate dynamically.  I will like to think that Coronavirus somehow has come to level-up the Earth, cleanse and correct so many strange things.  Above all, it is better to remain positive in times of trouble and tribulation, for it will surely pass.

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

I taught l should share what l do while complying with the government rules to Stay at Home.  As for me, l take responsibility for my life and that of others putting them first.  I do not wish to be infected with Coronavirus and not to spread it either.  Therefore, while staying at home, l have the opportunity to think of my career and hobbies.  I realise my passion for Photography and Videography, Health Promotion.  Philosophy and Motivational Therapist, and to serve my community.  I suggested to everyone to use the lockdown to think of hobbies and creativity, to keep them busy in one of my blog and on the Facebook page, and this is also what l did.  The outcome has always been that l have a passion for the above career and will be going back to school to learn the skills as an add-on to my current Vocation.

A CALL FOR A CHANGE

Life is beautiful, like a scented flower, and a better place if love and kindness are shared.  Meanwhile, of what use is life if only to live in sadness, hatred, selfishness and negativity every day. There are lessons for everyone to learn from the calamity that faces us today. There is a need for a change of attitude and be more grateful for every little blessing.  Be happy for every home has a story to tell.  Life is not perfect, and no condition has ever known to be permanent.  Life is not complicated, where love is present.  Be patient, kind and forgiven, take a deep breath and enjoy the free oxygen.  Do not be afraid to ask for help when in need, and rest assured you are loved.  I conclude that Health is Wealth and l am sorry when health fails.

EVERY LITTLE KINDNESS GOES A LONG WAY

 

INTENSIVE CARE NURSES IN PAIN

INTENSIVE CARE NURSES AND DOCTORS TRULY SORRY:

Intensive Care Nurses are in pain, and genuinely sorry for many are dying.  I was unable to sleep throughout the night because l was thinking, what is this, and how far is coronavirus taking us? What else can l do to make these patients stay with us?  We feel somehow that we are failing these patients and their families while saving a few.  It is hard and tough, watching them snatched away from us just like that.  Reflecting on the conversation had with these patients, they all wanted to make it.  What about the younger age group.  I feel for all family, and we are sorry that we are unable to save many.  Please, l am practically begging you, kindly continue to stay at home for us if you can, we love and value every human life, while we appreciate it is not easy for everyone worldwide.

INTENSIVE CARE NURSES AND DOCTORS ARE EMOTIONALLY DRAINED

Focus is on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), whether it works or not that is left for THEM to decide.  But, our faces are damaged with spots, bruises, redness, marks and stressful breathing when wearing them—and talking louder than usual, and other things.  However, the emotional stress that Nurses and Doctors are going through, families, and patients are enormous.  I could not sleep last night knowing, l will not see my patient again in the morning.  While writing this, my eyes are in tears, and grieving is present.  People who have lost someone very close knows what it means to lose anyone.  Caring for someone, hoping they will get better and the force is so strong that they pass, is heartbreaking and painful.

Moreover, my heart is broken but shall find strength from Them Up There to carry on!  I shall carry on with my duty of care, come what may.  We hardly maintain a healthy diet, nor drink enough water due to the PPE, stress, emotional pain, shock and loneliness. However, we find comfort in our Vocation to continue with our callings. To Care is Divine and a Gift.  Thank you all for your kind prayers and support, rest assure it is uplifting and helping us to know that you, the Great Briton is firmly behind us.  Please remember your exercises and balanced diet, have a good sleep and drink enough water.  Relax and be cheerful, for all shall be well.  Hand washing should be taken seriously, wash hands after every activity.  THANK YOU!

NURSES SHALL SERVE THE COUNTRY TO THE LAST

We will carry on with the sinking ship and the cross, and see where it lands.  United Kingdom Nurses and Doctors will not give up, and we shall serve our dear Country to the very last, no matter how many of us shall be left.  We shall fulfil our obligations during this Pandemic.  Above all, we also know, one day we shall all conquer COVID19.  Be strong and bear patience, for it will soon be over before we know it.  Although, for how long has no immediate answer, but somehow mysterious things do happen and will bring Pandemic to an end.  Darkness always fades away once there is light and there will always be light everywhere on Earth as much as it is over THERE.

BE STILL MY SOUL HUMANITAS FELICITAS

INTENSIVE CARE BEDSIDE NURSES

FROM THE UK BEDSIDE NURSES:  PATIENTS ARE FAMILY TO US:

Intensive Care Bedside Nurses.  The Nurses care for the patients like how a mother will look after her sons and daughters, especially when feeling sick or ill.  The care from Bedside Nurses is what leads to patient’s recovery at the earliest when admitted to the Ward and or Intensive Care Unit.  Moreover, l am glad to be an Intensive Care Bedside Nurse, caring for Coronavirus patients face to face.  Stay healthy everyone at this difficult time. Everything will be alright again.

PATIENTS ARE FAMILY TO NURSES

The bedside Nurses are the healing hands, the Nucleus of healthcare, the heartbeat of care in itself.  We are not social distancing from our patients, and we wear our protective equipment and care for our patients as usual.  As bedside nurses, we know patients and families depend totally on us to help them and restore their health.  The greatest of all is health, we understand that, and I and my colleagues, the Doctors and associate healthcare professionals, all hands are on deck to help our patients get through this challenging time successfully.  Meanwhile, we respect and value our patients and their families. And, the Nurses understand the emotional stress families are going through because they are unable to visit the hospital and patients are not able to see their loved ones when most needed.
We only wanted you to know that your loved ones are safe in our hands, and they are not alone.  The Bedside Nurses are your best friend and part of your family.  We are looking after your loved ones very well. Nurses are feeding, washing, treating and comforting them.  Put your mind at rest because we are on it.  God bless you all.  May, the good Angels, help us to treat and restore our patient’s health to normal. CORONAVIRUS WILL SURELY BE DEFEATED.

NURSES ARE THE REAL GOOD SAMARITANS

Moreover, Nurses have these interpersonal skills, holding your hands, giving assurance and instil confidence in you and telling you, it is going to be alright.  The soft tone of voice and gentle touch, showing you compassion and saying, you will get well and discharge from the Unit, don’t worry.  They carry out the Physicians plans for the patient, and it is down to the bedside nurse to deliver it and achieve positive results.  Also, the Nursing Intervention, support, compassion, empathise care given to the patient is unmeasurable.  Vocation is a Vocation with a bonus of education, leading to a professional career.  However, without the inner calling in the first place, nothing else makes it work better.  The genuine calling always makes a massive positive difference to any care. Guess it is right to say, Bedside Nurses, hold the keys to nursing back the good health from illnesses.

THE BEDSIDE NURSING INTERVENTION 

We love Bedside Nursing because it is where the healing itself takes place.  Therefore, we support everyone’s job with a shared goal to see our patients get better.  We seemingly work with Doctors and Surgeons from all Department, and, with Dietician, Healthcare Associates, Physiotherapist, Pharmacist, Speech Therapist.  And also, Ambulance Staff, Families, Cleaners, Kitchen Assistant and Porters.  We all aim to achieve a common goal to see patients speedy recovery.

Moreover, we work together as a team, and while maintaining a good team spirit, we make team efforts and a better outcome for patients and their families.  And for us, we produce a sense of satisfaction and selflessness.  Meanwhile, without bedside Nurses, there will not be hospital admissions, surgery, Outpatient Clinics, and so on.  Nurses are the vital strong-hold of Healthcare industries, and they should get respect and recognition at all cost.

BEDSIDE NURSES MAKE PATIENTS WELL AGAIN

We care for all the body organ system in intensive care units, and the use of technical equipment that supports multiple organs and preventing various organ failures.  We use Ventilators (Kidney machines), Monitoring, Skin and Pressure Sores management.  Besides, what about drugs and infusions, Nursing Skills and quick intervention, hands-on, to mention a few.  Also, we ask Oh; God bless bedside Nurses for all what they do.  We are the end stick of the arrow and love what we quietly do by the patients’ bedside.  We also keep the bedside clean and tidy by the way!

Thank you to all the people of the United Kingdom, and around the World for staying at home and obeying COVID19 RULES.  The Nurses and Doctors stand by you both day and night.  Meanwhile, the other day l was looking through the hospital windows, while at work, and l saw birds flying in the sky, they appeared happy and cheerful, flying so freely.  And, l thought how pleasant it would be for us to feel free and happy again, start a healthy life and moving forward.  But, still, l felt how do the birds feed themselves following a lockdown?  No food is throwing consciously or unconsciously on the ground by humans as a result of staying at home.  Although it seems the pollution level is less, perhaps that makes the birds happy and can feel the fresh air. However, guess it is right and just to say, somehow Mother Nature feeds and take care of, all things bright and beautiful, especially during a stressful situation and or a circumstance.  We find a solace somehow in life.

 NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

CORONAVIRUS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL AT HOME

DEALING WITH THE EFFECTS OF CORONAVIRUS AT HOME:

Coronavirus and psychosocial at home is undoubtedly challenging and daunting.  The government, the NHS, healthcare workers have pleaded for everyone to stay at home.  The people of the United Kingdom have listened and now staying at home indefinitely.  THANK YOU.  How do we cope with staying at home after some time?  How do we manage the psychosocial implications of staying at home longer than usual?

CORONAVIRUS AND WELL-BEING

Staying off work and at home in a normal situation is a relief to have a good rest, fulfil schedule travelling, carry out plans and many other arrangements that need accomplishing.  Proper sleep and freedom to do whatever you want, such as activities of daily living, exercises, a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and some DIY.  However, at present, the type of staying at home is abnormal and compulsory.  Moreover, it presents anxiety, worries, fear of the unknown and financial insecurity.  The schools and businesses closed, freedom of movement, job security and health are compromised.  Society seeks a quick solution to eradicate Coronavirus as soonest and to build back a healthy life.

HOW DO WE OVERCOME PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESS

It is indeed a challenging time. Who would have thought that the beautiful Christmas and the New Year celebrated only just a few months ago, will turn around to hunt humanity this way with Coronavirus.  People have been unwell, and many have lost their lives and the worse of all, families are not allowed to visit loved ones at the hospital.  And, not even wife, sons, daughters and grandchildren have the chance to hold the hands of the loved ones, and to watch the last breath taken, and to say their goodbyes.  How terrible is this?  It is cruel.

At this point, our heart goes to affected families throughout the world.  We are sorry that we were unable to save their lives, and we pay our condolences with hymns (ABIDE WITH ME: IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL: ROCK OF AGES: NEARER MY GOD TO THEE: AND GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS).  Nurses and Doctors are now families to patients, standing by them and telling them it is going to be alright.  Meanwhile, Nurses gives the end of life care and final respect, while tears roll down their cheeks.  Moreover, some patients were lucky to use mobile phones, iPad to receive goodbyes from families.  It is not pleasant, isn’t it?  Personally, nearly two decades of Intensive Care Nursing have not seen anything like this.  It is right to say; indeed, it is strange.

Similarly, can life ever be the same again?  Fear for the future is building up every day, will l be infected, will l survive, my business, jobs, plans for life, weddings, birth and children, healthy ways of life, will it ever be normal again.  All of these questions need answers.

COPING OR NOT COPING AT HOME

However, all is not lost.  It is time to fight back by getting rid of anxiety, fears and worries.  Everyone copes differently and accepting the situation we are in, taking responsibility and discipline, is the first victory.  Obeying the government and medical officer’s advise is another step to accomplishing a positive way forward.  Coping at home can be a moment for reflection, guess time to do those things that you had wanted to do of which time does not permit.  Things like learning passionate hobbies, such as drawing, reading novels, learning musical instruments, dancing, singing, painting, sewing.  Also, online learning, DIY, wedding planner, motivational speech, and time to think of creativity that will earn you additional income working from home, when life comes back to normal.  Re-kindle your love to partners and family.

Is it time to get occupied with creativity and think less of Coronavirus?  Coronavirus is a phase, and it will pass anyhow, just nobody knows how long it will linger around.  However, have a fighting spirit, get up and do something beautiful for yourself, whether staying at home or going to work.  It is a situation that we are in 2020.  It is nobody’s fault, and we have to face it and find a way to get over it, while the government get on with it to find the quickest solutions possible. 

Music is a functional psychotherapy proven by Neurologist.  Play music, for music, brings joy and happiness, dance, meditate, yoga if you can, and exercise.  Maintain a balanced diet, and put your mind at rest; we are all in it together.  Eat well, and sleep well, and don’t worry, everything will be alright again.  Moreover, our scientists, infection and disease experts are looking for a solution critically at present.

Overall, Nurses will remain the dedicated ring bearers and the frontline carers, caring for all patients.  Bear with us, for our hearts are bleeding too.  Look after one another, live in peace and harmony.  One most significant medicine towards all of these is LOVE.  Stand together as a family and show affection to one another.  Love conquers many negative things, where love exists, there are lights and light overrides darkness.  Watch films together, play music and enjoy it together at home, be happy.  I leave you all in peace while we carry on caring for our dear patients in the intensive care unit.  There will always be joy in the morning and may Coronavirus not steal our joy and freedom.  May life treat you kind, and find you a comforter during this challenging phase of life, and forever. 

YOU RAISE ME UP HUMANITAS FELICITAS!

THANK YOU UNITED KINGDOM FOR STAYING AT                 HOME FOR US.  THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

CORONAVIRUS STAY AT HOME FOR US

STAY AT HOME FOR US WE ARE AT THE HOSPITAL WORKING:

We are at the hospital Intensive Care Unit, looking after Coronavirus patients.  We have a duty of care at hands right now, and we understand it is not easy to make a change of a lifestyle overnight.  Still, it is achievable to stay healthy and alive and not infected or spreading the virus further, meaning more work for us if it continues to spread.  We are caring for and treating Coronavirus patients face-face, and it is real.

EVERYONE HAVE A DUTY OF CARE AND RESPONSIBILITY

The government knows everyone needs to eat and meet social amenities and so they are on it.  Above all else, avoid droplets at all cost.  Cover your food and drinks wherever you may be as nobody knows when anyone will sneeze or cough, cook your food in your kitchen and take responsibility.  Wash your hands regularly after touching anything unclean.  Be careful touching the door handles, if sharing a flat or a home.  Whatever you consider vulnerable.  Do not touch your eyes, face, mouth. Avoid eating anything without first wash your hands.  Moisturise your hands after washing your hands, because hands get dry quickly.

Moreover, eat well, and exercise in your flat or gardens and that will be healthy.  The Coronavirus phase will pass in due course.  We are busy and have put this piece of health promotion and education together for everyone, during interval breaks.

KEEP YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING INTACT

Don’t worry about anything, and we are on it for everyone.  Please, pray for Nurses and Doctors at this time.  Some of us will get infected and who knows how many will survive.  Some of us have young children, husbands, wives, friends and parents too.  However, this is our vacation rather a job, and we have our duty of care under control for everyone.  After all, a soldier goes to war, not knowing what the future holds, yet they represent and protect us.  It is time for genuine dedication, compassion, empathy and commitment.  Above all else, we believe that we can achieve victory if you, the government and healthcare professionals, work together.

OUR VOCATION AND HIPPOCRATIC OATH

This Coronavirus is Doctors and Nurses callings, and we are happy to sacrifice everything within our power to keep everyone safe and alive. Please help us to stay at home.  Thank you.
 
If you suspect high temperature, muscular ache, dry cough, fever, shortness of breath call your Doctor who will advise you further on the next step or ring NHS direct on 111.  There is a link attached to this article.  Please do not go to your doctor or GP Surgery.  If you think that you may have come in contact with an infected person or need self-isolation, please follow the NHS guidance.  We love the world, and we love you.  We appreciate it is not easy to stay at home and not knowing when it will end, and it is a new lifestyle for everyone, we hope by God’s willing, our Scientists will find answers and solutions to Coronavirus.  Be brave and stay safe for us.  THANK YOU!
TOGETHER WE DEFEAT CORONAVIRUS HUMANITAS FELICITAS

CORONAVIRUS IS DECLARED PANDEMIC

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS:

Coronavirus is now a pandemic according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the virus can cause illness from a common cold to more severe diseases such as respiratory syndrome.  It is said to transmit between person to person or among people.  At present, it is difficult to find the actual source of the Pandemic, but researchers are on it.  Today, WHO has officially declared Coronavirus as a PANDEMIC.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

Fever

Cough

High Temperature

Breathing difficulty (Shortness of breath)

Tiredness

Possible headaches

However, when having these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean the virus is present. It is difficult to know what type of flu it is until tested.  The primary symptoms are not different from a common cold or flu.  Still, it can divert to the more severe illness and in need of hospitalisation, causing pneumonia, difficulty in breathing and escalating to more severe disease.  However, it is best to follow the Coronavirus Test rule laid down by your Federal Ministry of Health, and the World Health at large.  Report any symptoms to your healthcare provider as soon as possible and abstain from gatherings as much possible.  Travel if deemed necessary and check the status of Coronavirus in the country or cities that you are going and the land of abode, before travelling.

WHAT TO DO TO AVOID CATCHING THE SPREAD 

It is vital to wash hands with soap and water efficiently after every activity.  Cover mouth and nose whenever you cough or sneeze, use tissues or handkerchief and throw them in the bin straight away, remember to wash your hands.  Please, do not touch your nose, eyes, mouth or food if your hands are not clean.  It is time to take hand washing very seriously, of which here at SaintAlexandra, we have advocated the need for handwashing several times. Check our handwashing articles.

Try to avoid close contact with gatherings and follow healthcare safety measures of the country that you live.  Take plenty of fruits, water, and ensure your vitamin C level is adequate.  Eat natural food and boost your electrolytes and energy, keep safe.

CURE FOR CORANAVIRUS

Cure presently is unknown, and World Scientists are working very hard to find solutions to cure and eradicate the virus.  Currently, no antibiotics recommendation is known. However, treatment will continue anyhow to find what works for an individual.

Everyone should take responsibility for their health and adhere to Public Health advice at all time.  May solution be sort soon as Pandemic is terrible news to humans.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE KEEP SAFE

THE EFFECT OF MUSIC ON HEALTH

MUSIC WORLD-CLASS NATURAL PHYSICIAN:

The effects of music on health is indescribable.  There are different types of music, and all have a disparate impact on our feelings and health.  How we feel affects our mood. Therefore, it is fair to say that music and dancing is part of a healthy lifestyle.  Often, we talk about exercises, healthy diet, balanced diet, giving up smoking and alcohol, but we tend to forget that music also plays a significant role in health and well-being.

ADVANTAGES OF SONGS AND DANCING

Some types of music serve as a therapy for the body and soul, good for psychological stability and emotional distress in terms of calming solution.  Many occasions, l have witness soft music helping some clients to fall asleep on the hospital bed, and yet other interventions failed.

Music is medicinal, joyful, and healing of the mind.  The power of music is enormous in health.  It takes control of our emotion positively.  Often people cry, smile, dance, feel happy, fall in love and all in the name of music.  But, what is it in music that its so powerful to capture our inner feelings so passionately. The songs shapes movement and psychological well being.  And, dancing is good for the heart, brain, digestive system, bones, muscles and other organ functions.  It promotes physical and mental stability in all circumstances.  Dancing is so good that l thought if only we can just sing and dance, the world would remain a better place to live.

THE POWER OF SONGS

Music is old and has been in existence from the very beginning and today lives on. Music survives language barrier, ethnicity, gender, sex and inequality.  Music and dancing bring people together all over the world and does not matter if you understand the language used or not, the passion in the voice, the beats, drums all said it all.  You just dance along, even if only to shake the head, it heals the mind, music is a great physician. Long ago, music was a form of a messenger, and great people pass messages through music to the world. The musicians sang with passion and compassion and not for money or fame; they sang so beautifully and delivered the news with enthusiasm.

The introduction of cool and calm music to the hospitals for in-patient is paramount. One may argue about the negative impact, but no, it provides a positive outcome if the right music is delivered.  Music therapy is undoubtedly necessary for critically ill patients, and it depends on circumstances.  However, it does help to heal the mind and make the pain ease off gradually.  It brightens the day and brings hope alive, reduces anxiety and stress of all callings.  Music helps with the sleeping problem and a useful source of meditation.  It is suitable for comfort, and the healing of headaches, hyperactive and underactive moods.  Music is a world-class physician.  Who does not like or want a piece of music?  We need songs for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and also any gathering.  And, indeed, songs are part of a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, everyone should embrace quality music to promote their health. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO ALL MUSICIAN.  THANK YOU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL

CREATIVITY BRINGS HAPPINESS AND JOY:

What does it take to be successful?  There is no right or wrong about people’s objectives and what someone else thinks about you or your work.  What matters is about you having confidence in yourself and the work that you do.  There will always be criticism and so standing your ground and believing in yourself is most important.  A man becomes what he wants to be.  Creativity brings happiness and joy to life.  We are happy when we create something good for the universe, and people will love it.  People like the creativity of anything that helps the mind and the body, workload and shared happiness.  In today’s world creativity has led to the high performance of the technology and needs for humanity.

Your work will always speak for you and if you like your work undoubtedly many people will like it too and does not mean everybody will like it, because, it is human nature to like and dislike.  Put commitment and focus into your work, work hard and find those who share the same interest in your work and network with them.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL

If you have confidence in your work, painting, fashion photographer, product photographer, portrait, sports journalism, landscape, architectural, wild animal photographer, the sky will be the limit.  It also includes music, acting, dancing, carpentry, joinery, plumbing, chef, artwork, tailoring, and so long you feel that you are good at your work, then, success is at the doorstep.  Your skill and characteristics will speak for you wherever you find yourself.  Passion goes a long way and brings in inspiration, fulfilment, satisfaction and excitement at what you do best.  Break free from all circumstances, find a way out of every obstacle and achieve your potential in life.  Success is not just about making money but the beauty of crafted skills delivered to humanity, and in the end, it will bring substantial income that is just enough.  Go for it!

YOUR STRENGTH IS YOUR CORNERSTONE

Anything is achievable so long you have confidence and faith in yourself.  Have patience too, because it will turn out good for nothing good happens so quickly, it takes time.  Try not to rush into your goals.  Take a step back and plan well, when rushed into anything, then we make a wrong decision and wrong judgement. 

Guess what we are saying is that you can do this.  A step forward is a minus from one thousand steps to glory, keep going, and you will reach your one thousand levels and have a laugh, in the end, life is a journey.  However, nobody says it will be easy, but it is possible to be comfortable with dedication and determination.
Meanwhile, look after yourself, have good thinking, rest, go for exercises and eat good food.  The brain needs sufficient nutrients and oxygen, and the entire organ needs a balanced diet.  A healthy lifestyle will also see anyone through a successful career in life.  We will surely make it if only we can put in our very best and seek help.  May Them Up There find the support that we need for us.

YOUR SKILL AND CHARACTERISTICS WILL SPEAK FOR YOU

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

HOW DO YOU OVERCOME NECESSITY:

Necessity is the mother of invention as the saying goes, but what does this mean in a simple language.  Well, it is right to say that it means putting your mind, body, love and soul into your passion and achieving extraordinary positive results.  A necessity in demand to break free of a situation in need.

Today, it is clear that if we want something different in our lives, we will have to do something different too.  Change our styles of thinking to experiment that fundamental skills. Everyone has a skill beneath called passion.  We all have a passion, such as hobbies and what else that we love doing outside our normal duty of responsibility.  Many people excel in life with their passionate hobbies instead of what they studied in school, vocational training or trade.

Everyone has possession of one or more passionate skills.  These skills come as a gift or developed knowledge of creativity. It is what we love doing, singing, sports, dancing, drawing, pottering, writing and acting. Others include communicators, caregivers, engineering, mathematicians, poetry, comedian, to mention a few.  A must skill to break through a circumstance.

UTILISE YOUR POTENTIAL

Utilise your potential to connect with the force that drives your determination, ambition,  vision, energy and ability to identify that inner confidence, an unshakable belief in yourself, to fulfil that potential.

Life is a journey. There are occasions when things become too hard, too much, or even too big to apprehend, and then we want to give up.  Don’t give up instead show empowerment over the situation and aim to achieve your goal, come what may.

Here at SaintAlexandra, many at times we wanted to give up.  But, when it comes to potential and passion, we realise everything is possible if we want it enough, and if we put in the hard work, and unleash the passion and power to achieve our goals, we may make it.  We also recognise the fact that we must take acknowledgement, the success of taking the first step, here we find the energy to carry on.  We know success will come at some point but to keep trying.

SUCCESS OR PASSION

Success does not come in one day, it takes time and planning.  Overall, the starting point is self willingness to go the extra mile, confidence, determination, focus and commitment.  You can always say to yourself, yes, l can do this by taking a chance.  Listen to the inspiration of your inner mind, seek Wisdom and share opinion.  Sharing of opinion, many will say don’t sell out your ideas, but how will the idea be put into the test to ascertain if the public will accept your idea or not.  It also encourages verbal research among people when we share ideas, you only need to find those who share the same interest as yours, and it is cost-effective compared to actual ideological research.

Necessity is the mother of invention.  However, it is hard work, but with determination, the sky will be the limit no matter how long it takes.  A little prayer also helps to find Wisdom, inspiration and goals: the strength, motivational tools, and all people to help where necessary.  When there is no godfather or godmother, no pillar to lean on, then you must find your pillar by yourself.  Networking is a good source of a pillar, practice your skills most often and find a mentor. Success does not mean it has to be a one-day breakthrough.  It takes steps, and each step is an accomplishment leading to the next level.  Patience is also a virtue between self passion and success.

Ensure to find your necessity and fulfil your dreams.  Take courage and attempt.  It is positive to try and fail instead of not trying at all. When we try and fail, we learn, we look back and find realisation, then make an amendment, and try again, surely we will make it.  You can be whatever that you wish to be, for the future is in your own hands.   May we find the course to rejoice and enjoy life with the fruits of our labour.

 

MATER ARTIUM NECESSITAS:  JUST DO IT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDWASHING IS PARAMOUNT

 HAND WASHING IS IMPORTANT:  

Hand washing is not a new word it has existed for many years right from creation. Guess we first learn how to wash our hands at home and then school.  In health, Nurses talk about handwashing and even attend courses on this subject “The handwashing technique”, but, little said about educating the public under health promotion.

HAND WASHING FOR EVERYONE

Male doctor examining intensive care patient

The hands touch all parts of our body and material things, the hair when scratching and the entire body. We sneeze, toileting, touching clothes, both clean and dirty. One fascinating observation is the railway station’s stair rails, escalators, we all hold these rails and how many of us ever think to wash our hands afterwards, even before eating or touching other things that are already clean.  We spread the dirtiness from our hands, to clean environments.  We must wash our hands always.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HANDWASHING

Handwashing is critical because through the hands we get food poisoning, allergic reactions, flu and infections, among others.  Our nails should be kept clean, short and presentable.  There are many nail file package in the market that need not break the purse, and there is no need to visit the nail technician every week but at least once a month or as recommended by your technician, moreover, as finance allow us to do so.  However, remember to check if you have high blood sugar (Diabetes).  And if yes, there are many measures to prevent skin cut as healing does take time with diabetic clients.

Handwashing is part of the activities of daily living.  We must wash our hands, but the fact remains that how many washing facilities are available.  Take for instance, at the train station you only see washing sink in the ladies and gents facilities and nowhere else.  The restaurants have no sinks for customers, and shops have no implementation of washing hands or cleansers before touching selling clothes and shoes.  Food supermarkets equally share the same attitude, etc.

However, we need to improve this area of health care for all.  Bus stations the same thing, no facilities.  At the hospitals, almost the same except that few Wards have hallway sinks for everyone to wash their hands, but generally, the answer is no.  Moreover, l have seen a few healthcare professionals not washing clients hands and serving them food, and not given them hand towels to clean their hands after using the commode, they argue, but we the Nurses have done the cleaning.  Well, this group of clients are used to washing hands at home after using facilities, and such a habit should continue irrespective.

Intensive care unit, and trauma care unit

Similarly, in Intensive Care Units, there are sinks availabilities but not at the door entrance or hallways.  Hospitals should show good examples by providing handwashing sinks right at the primary access to the hospitals because staff and visitors have just come off their cars, trains, buses and touched objects, hands need washing but no accessibilities.

TEACH THE YOUNG GENERATION

We should teach the young generation the importance of handwashing before and after activities, and it is paramount in health promotion.  Hand washing is part of preventive measures from becoming ill.  Everyone irrespective of age or health condition.  Both sick and sound minds should endeavour to wash their hands or carry good hand cleansers in their work bags, school bags and business bags.  A healthy lifestyle includes regular hand washing, do this most often and enjoy a good quality of life.

HANDWASHING A KEY TO GOOD HEALTH