You’re in a new city and you have some time on your hands before your next shift. What are you going to do? Being in a new location means going new adventures, trying new hobbies and doing local activities. Your downtime is your chance to explore and get to know your new home! Here’s how to get the most out of your days off as a travel nurse:
Make friends with your colleagues
If you’ve moved to a different place for a job, chances are, the people you work with are the only people you know. So you should try to make friends and hang out with them outside of work so you can get the local insight into your new city. Your colleagues have probably lived in the area for awhile, so they can be your guide for all the best places to eat and all the fun things to do in the city. Traveling to a new place gives you the opportunity to meet all kinds of new people, and who knows, your co-workers might turn out to become one of your lifelong friends.
Find a new hobby
Being in a different city gives you the chance to explore news hobbies. Maybe there’s a swimming pool nearby where you can try swimming regularly, or a library around the corner where you can check out books and start reading everyday. You can also try joining a yoga studio or taking dance classes. The new city you’re in has so much to explore, be adventurous and push your boundaries!
Spend some time alone
Although it’s good to socialize and make friends, alone time is good, too. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is stay in to read, meditate, watch a movie, write, paint, or anything else you enjoy doing. Alone time gives you the opportunity to self-reflect, take a breather and have some dedicated time for self-care.
Explore the city
Go on jogs around the neighborhood and see what the city looks like, or venture out and take hikes to explore the nature around you. Something as simple as walking around the streets and taking pictures of cool things you see will help you get to know the city a little bit more.
Moving to an entirely different location, whether alone or with company, is a great opportunity to push yourself to try new things, take on new experiences, and make new friends. If you’re ready to jump into your next adventure, apply for a job with Stability. We’ll have you in your dream destination in no time!