What are your tricks for leaving work at work? - page 3

by ixchel, rn

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The title says it all :) How do you keep your mind clocked out when you've left the building?... Read More


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    I have an hour drive home. If I have a bad night, I have a specific playlist in my iphone for the ride home. If its a really really bad night, I do that and then I go zombie hunting ( House of the dead on the wii) when I get home. Something about killing the zombies helps me relax
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    go for a walk or a run if possible
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    I find this funny scene from That 70's Show pretty much sums up how I do it...

    That 70's Show - Eric and Kitty sings Bad Blood - YouTube
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    Quote from nyteshade
    i find this funny scene from that 70s show pretty much sums up how i do it...

    that 70's show - eric and kitty sings bad blood - youtube

    luv' it!!!! however, now i have that darn song embedded in my brain
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    when i lived close to work and had a short commute, i'd walk my dogs as soon as i got home. after a brisk 2 or 3 miles, i was able to stop thinking about work. or i'd swim for an hour or so in the bay out back . . . with eagles soaring overhead, egrets wading in the shallows and (on the weekends) dodging power boats. now that my commute is longer, i listen to my favorite music (loudly) in the car as i drive home.

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    I had a hard time letting go at home until just recently. Diversion has never, ever worked for me because I tend to ruminate to the exclusion of all other thoughts on my omissions/mistakes, but reframing does.

    Examples:

    I got yelled at by a doctor because I had to call her back immediately because I forgot to tell her something. Reframing: Oh, well. I'm not the only one who has ever done that. The important part is that I went ahead and made the call.

    I forgot to chart a notification to a doctor. Reframing: Oh, well. I got the telephone order; it's written down. There's my proof I spoke to someone! Or, the patient was added to the consult's patient list, and I did notify her and told the next nurse about the notification.

    I had to leave a couple tasks for the next nurse, and I feel bad about it. Reframing: Oh, well. I work my butt off, I don't make it a habit to leave stuff, and nursing is 24/7. If she doesn't subscribe to the 24/7 notion, too bad.
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    I did that for the first almost year that I worked. Then did it on and off. I plan on starting again tomorrow
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    This will probably sound silly, but it works for me ...

    About halfway through my drive home, I pass several farms with herds of cows. I imagine dropping my problems off in those fields - where the cows POOP ALL OVER THEM.
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    Quote from michigansapphire
    This will probably sound silly, but it works for me ...

    About halfway through my drive home, I pass several farms with herds of cows. I imagine dropping my problems off in those fields - where the cows POOP ALL OVER THEM.
    OMG that is hilarious! Love it!!!!
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    Blasting music on the drive home...it helps me decompress and put work back in its compartment.


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