Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
I'm not feeling "hurt myself", I've just been kind of bummed.
I'll have forgotten all about it next week, I just felt like whining a bit.
Whine away, that is what we're here for!
I get like this lately. I am working crazy hours & varying shifts, and trying to catch up on all my post grad study, as I was sick with a persistent virus for nearly 3 weeks. I went to work dreading it a bit tonight, but once I was there and got into the swing of things, I forgot about being down. We all get like that.
Do something you like next time you're off - get a funny DVD, go to the gym, go walking, etc. I like to do pilates as it's calming and centres me again. And a nice glass of wine occasionally doesn't go astray either!
It's this crazy life we lead, no-one but another nurse would understand. You'll be OK mate, just keep plodding along and humming your favourite tune like I do! Oh and do take a multivitamin every day, you may lack Vitamin D - just a wee thought.