Any advice? Not the semi-acceptable in nursing "tears after a favorite patient dies" but the "I'm so p.o.'ed right now and crying is my response to frustration and anger" tears that are just unprofessional.
I've tried taking deep breaths. I've tried escaping the situation for a moment to regain my composure (although unfortunately, not always practical). I've tried thinking of happy thoughts. But the other day, after 2 ridiculously frustrating situations, when the 2nd one was just proving impossible to fix, I lost it.
I need some tried and true practical advice other than just to stop caring, which right now seems like the only thing that will help me. Because "Just don't do it" isn't working for me. I've tried to control the things that do make me more emotionally labile. Trying to get better sleep (probably something that contributed to my episode the other day was the lack of sleep.) But are there any tricks for turning OFF the water works when in the moment?