Travel nursing is many things, but my favorite thing about it is that it is downright FUN. Exploring new cities, making new friends, and getting new opportunities to dive into a new restaurant scene or going out scene makes for an exciting assignment. In my experience, the more “fun” I had as a travel nurse, the more unhealthy I felt. After years of taking new assignments and letting my health slip little by little, (first I stopped going to church and regularly seeing a therapist, then my eating habits, and lastly my activity level), once I felt like crap, I finally decided to take matters into my own hands and started to prioritize my health. What I learned was that I could have just as much fun travel nursing and I could still take care of myself. Below you’ll find the best tips to prioritize your help, what to do in a snap, and how to still have fun as a travel nurse.