The first 12 months of your employment as a graduate nurse or midwife has been described of one of great excitement, anticipation and achievement. It has also been described as a time of relentless learning, tiredness and lifestyle adjustment. Graduates have found that their first 3 months is very busy with new learning opportunities occuring every day. By 6 months into their graduate year, common practices have been identified and personal preferences for practice and learning enable a smoother path for the graduate. Eating healthily, achieving quality sleep and doing regular exercise are essential for your well being. Be sure to include those into your work life.