Nursing is a stressful job (THAT is an understatement). As you know, I work in Pediatrics and with the winter season upon us, more children are coming in with respiratory issues such as RSV and the flu.
I try not to get myself too overwhelmed but it is hard to control the environment of a hospital. So when I received RESCUE Remedy Natural Stress Relief Gum in the Bride to Be VoxBox from Influenster, I knew it would be perfect for me. Even the though the VoxBox is for brides I am not planning my wedding at this moment so I used it for the most stressful thing in my life at this moment.
The gum is white and has a liquid center of 4 drops of the RESCUE remedy. It is a natural combination of flowers; Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem, and Cherry Plum. The gum itself doesn't have a taste and the liquid center tastes slightly sweet but it dissipates once chewed. The gum itself is a good "chew". And by that I mean the gum holds up for a long item for chewing.
I usually pop this gum in my mouth right when I know I am getting admissions or when I feel panicked about work. The gum helps to calm you down and to deal with stressful situations.
My experiences with the gum is that to me, it is both a mental and a physical thing. I feel like when I chew the gum it reminds to take a deep breath in and out, to slow down and chewing helps to release the stress. I have still not figured out if the gum itself calms me down, but it sure does help. This is something I would keep nearby when I am work.
Check it out the website here: RESUCE Remedy. It costs $5.95 and is found in health food stores like Whole Foods and GNC. It also comes in different forms like drops and sprays. This may be a great way to help you keep calm and focus.
Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influsenter.
Thank you for reading!