Stress! How do you releive it?

  1. 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
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  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   bargainhound
    Whatever you enjoy.

    Rest.

    A good book.

    A favorite TV show.

    Exercise.

    Time with family.
  4. by   casualjim
    Long swims. all you hear is bubbles.
    aloha
    Jim
  5. by   TheCommuter
    1. Eating (I self-medicate with food)
    2. Sleeping and plenty of rest
    3. Listening to music
    4. Exercise
    5. Reading
    6. Bubble baths
    7. Watching television
    8. Surfing the internet
    9. Driving (my favored pasttime)
  6. by   Zizka
    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
    swimming is the greatest ever sport. (thats in caps for good reason)

    find a good sized pool and swim at least twice a week and hit the sauna afterwards.
  7. by   BJLynn
    I go hiking about once a month. Rain/shine/snow/heat, no matter what the conditions are, it is great to just go wandering in the woods and whatnot.

    On a daily basis however I go up to my daughter's room after I get off of work and look at her and give her a little kiss. After a long hard day, nothing relieves my stress like seeing her so serene. Then I come back downstairs, take a nice hot shower with some good smelling soap, and maybe have a snack before going to bed with nice fluffy pillows under my head (my one big indulgence at home---nice pillows and bedding). I work until about 11pm most nights, so I am rather exhausted by the time I hit home.
  8. by   jill48
    Eat, smoke, veg out on the couch, play with my kids, laugh alot, and surf the net:crash_com.

    P.S. No or , they scare me. And yes, I did have alot of fun with all of these icons.
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    Have you checked out our Health and Stress Management 101 forum for ideas?
  10. by   grace90
    Reading funny threads on here
    Watching funny cartoons/comedy shows/etc on TV
    Hanging out with my kids and hubby
    Cooking/baking
    Making coworkers laugh
    Imagining myself giving a wedgie to my most stress-causing coworker or physician
  11. by   AfloydRN
    Shopping is definitely my vice. I also take the little one to the park, zoo, library, museum, anywhere not hospital oriented. We live by a Lake so that's a nice option too. Very tranquil and beautiful. If non of these are for you - try a power walk.
  12. by   chadash
    Quote from jill48

    P.S. No or , they scare me. And yes, I did have alot of fun with all of these icons.
    Clowns scare me too!
    think it's cause of that John Wayne Gacey guy.
  13. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Hobbies and travel plans. I make sure I always have something exciting to look forward to either at the end of my shift, the weekend, or within the next two-three weeks. I do something exciting, or go away for the weekend, and don't think about school, family, or home life. When I come back, I'm fresh and ready to start studying/working again. I get most depressed & stressed out when I have nothing exciting to look forward to, relaxing just doesn't cut it for me.
  14. by   rhenmag9
    - reading the bible..a must every morning...
    -cartoons/video games
    -sleep
    -fav.books/magazines
    -strawberry jam and toasted bread w/cofee...
    -good conversation w/ my family


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