Stress! How do you releive it? - page 2

hi all.. just wondering how other health care professionals relieve stress? please share your secrets so that other health care professionals like myself can find new ways to relax after a rough... Read More

  1. by   llg
    I play online poker. It helps me forget about work and teaches me a lot of valuable lessons about winning, losing, risk, trying, succeeding, failing, etc.

    While at work, I tend to approach stress relief intellectually. I try to understand the sources of the problems, why people are acting the way they are, etc. Understanding why troublesome situations are the way they are -- and trying to see things from other people's points of view -- helps me to avoid being angry at my coworkers. Of course, sometimes that fails and then I find a friend and rant and rage to vent.
  2. by   jimthorp
    Quote from swtooth
    hi all..

    just wondering how other health care professionals relieve stress? please share your secrets so that other health care professionals like myself can find new ways to relax after a rough shift.

    swtooth


    drink heavily...j/k

    try to break the crank arm on one of my bicycles, while riding of course

    beat the crap out of little blue balls on the r-ball court, preferably while skunking an opponent.

    hit the weights.

    outdo the spinning instructor

    explore new hiking trails or bush wack

    work in the vegetable and flower gardens.

    while at work i like to clown around with the residents and staff
  3. by   RunningWithScissors
    #1 Rule is to change it up! If you're in the same routine, you'll still feel stress.

    You gotta get away, take a mini vacation, go camping or just hiking in the great outdoors. Something to take your mind off the daily grind, you'll come back with a new outlook.
  4. by   Dixiecup
    My stress doesn't start till I get home, so coming to work usually relieves it!
  5. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Thank you all for your suggestions. In nursing school and working as a paramedic I am the most stressed out I have ever been and it stinks!

    Swtooth
  6. by   jamonit
    sex.



    that's helps me.
  7. by   nickola
    The #1 stress reliever for me is a good LONG run!! Nothing beats stress (for me) like running!! It's the BEST!!
  8. by   NaomieRN
    The best way to deal with stress is time management. You should also try to organize yourself and plan ahead. Food is never a good way to deal with stress because you will create another problem that will cause more stress to your heart.
  9. by   Shiggles!
    7 bottles of wine a week, or exercise!
  10. by   chadash
    Quote from Shiggles!
    7 bottles of wine a week, or exercise!
    So you will either end up with cirrhosis or a finely toned body. Hmm.:spin:
  11. by   JBudd
    Hot tub on the back porch, snow gently wafting down around me, cold drink on the side, good book, watching Orion move across the sky.:smiletea2:
  12. by   nursekatie22
    The gym, baby! Watching a whole season of 24 is good too.....
  13. by   jill48
    Quote from chadash
    Clowns scare me too!
    think it's cause of that John Wayne Gacey guy.
    Yes! John Wayne Gacey, but also the clown from the movie Poltergeist, and the one from the movie IT. SPOOKY!!!!!!!!!!!

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