How do you reward yourself after a tough shift? - page 4

Just for fun. :D Do you ever reward yourself after a tough shift, patient, patient load, weekend, night, etc? I like to get Starbucks on the way home. It's about once every two weeks but when I... Read More

  1. by   pandora72
    Grey Goose and a bubble bath!
  2. by   crynyce
    Early Morning Denny's and pedicure with co-workers is the Absolute best!!! Sometimes it feels good to do some shopping but most days I just can't wait to jump in the Hot Shower and Dive in the bed!!! OMG it's the best feeling when you don't have to be back at work at 3 pm.
  3. by   That Guy
    Johnnie Walker Green. 1 rock.
  4. by   emtb2rn
    Hendricks martini. Made Winston Churchill method, pour ice cold Hendricks gin into glass, look at vermouth bottle, drink gin.
  5. by   NurseCard
    After a REALLY tough shift, I get doughnuts. =) I'm pretty bad about stopping at McD's after work or going to the convenience store and getting Tornados off of the roller grill (I think they are yummy!), but I usually reserve doughnuts for after those really hectic, stress filled nights.
  6. by   TheCommuter
    After a tough shift I used to 'reward' myself with an unhealthy breakfast (my shifts end at 7:00a.m.) that consisted of donut holes and perhaps a big breakfast burrito or Sausage McMuffin from McDonald's.

    I now 'reward' myself with 45 to 60 minutes of cardio exercise at the gym after work, and my mind and body feel better because of it.
  7. by   weemsp
    Quote from PatMac10,SN
    Rotfl! I thought I was the only one! Too bad you can't delegate urination to someone else. Jk!!! Lol!
    Yes!!! There have been times ( after a brutal night shift) when I get home and have been so knackered...I've actually considered wearing an ' Attends' to my bed to avoid the dreaded " middle of a good days sleep pee disturbance".

    Never had the guts to actually do it though....
  8. by   PatMac10,RN
    Quote from weemsp

    Yes!!! There have been times ( after a brutal night shift) when I get home and have been so knackered...I've actually considered wearing an ' Attends' to my bed to avoid the dreaded " middle of a good days sleep pee disturbance".

    Never had the guts to actually do it though....
    Rotfl!
  9. by   CaitlynRNBSN
    Reward myself after a though shift??
    There are not one, but TWO dairy queens on my drive home. First dairy queen, a chocolate dilly bar. the Second one (blocks from my home)- a blizzard so i don't have to eat it in the car. I got my system down!
    Last edit by CaitlynRNBSN on Apr 26, '13
  10. by   K+MgSO4
    If it is a really bad night shift hope that someone else drove the car pool and I can nod off.
    If it is a morning or afternoon shift stop at the 7 - 11 for an ice cream on the way to the carpark. And at the pub at the end of my street!
  11. by   vintagestudent
    Drive by a McDonald's and buy my tired, sweaty self a $1.00 large unsweetened ice tea with lemon. Ahhhhh.... Uh-huh!
  12. by   amygarside
    ice cream relieves stress
  13. by   TopsDrop
    Bloody Mary's with a few of my fellow co-workers is always a good time. Our options are usually limited at 8am, but we manage. Nothing dissolves the stress like some drinks and sharing the "war" stories of the night.

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