PRAXES Installation Nurse, Jonathan Christopher, knows first-hand what it’s like to work for long stretches of time away from home and the importance of prioritizing physical and mental health. He gave us three tips for offshore workers striving for wellness in their lives.
Live a life of balance
“Take time to prioritize the things that you enjoy and make time for both work and play. Pick acceptable work hours, prioritize making time to talk to family and friends back home but most importantly – take time for yourself. Make room in your life for hobbies, past-times and interests. The difficulty with working offshore is that these elements are usually absent and maintaining a normal state of mind is critical.” – Jonathan Christopher
“Exercise regularly and set clear goals for yourself. This really helps to manage energy levels and release stress. Keeping active helps build stamina and allows you to maximize your health, energy and performance while away in a harsh working environment.” – JC
Maintain a calm perspective
“Offshore plans can change in the blink of an eye and you need to expect the unexpected and be ready, flexible and self-aware. You must be able to react to stressful situations in a calm manner and make quick decisions. Keeping your cool is vital.” – JC