I try not to bring nurse stress home. But it's nice to have a spouse to come home to and talk about it with, to get it off my chest if something's bothering me.
I believe in vacations. I take one short and one long vacation a year. This year though it's a few mini-vacations here and there, long week-ends and such.
Lately my off time has been spent reading. Also do yoga, work out, play on the internet, bowl, etc.
I go through periods of working overtime so it's very important to de-stress and enjoy my offtime. Haven't been doing much overtime lately, but next month since we've lost three nurses whose contracts have expired and other coworkers are having vacations, I'll be working some overtime.