Nursing I is over, and I feel like I'm detoxing.............

  1. Wow, now that Nursing I is over and I have a one month break before Nursing II starts, I am soooooooooo happy. But, I feel as though I am detoxing from burning the candle at both ends for 4 months. My life has been such a whirlwind of activity since Sept. 6th that my body and mind can't seem to shut down. When I got home from the final yesterday, I just passed out cold on the couch for 3 hours. It was like my body/mind knew it was okay to relax now. But once I woke up, I was lost. Felt like I needed to study something, read something, practice something. Still went right to making a pot of coffee at 9pm (which became a staple to stay awake), still pacing around the house. Oh well, my point is, I can't seem to slow down now. Anyone else experiencing this? I know I will in a couple of days, but, wow, I never realized how tired I have been until now when I can slow down and my brain won't let me, LOL!!!!

    Well, everyone enjoy your semester breaks!!! We deserve it!!!!
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  3. by   ShockerGirl07
    Ditto! I've been doing the same thing...i feel guilty when i watch tv, excercise, or walk the dog because i think...i could bring note cards or SOMETHING with me....its been nice though. i went shopping for the first time this semester and didnt have to worry about what i needed to study when i got home! i cant wait until im done...one year left.....
  4. by   Tweety
    Enjoy your break!
  5. by   luvs2readlotsRN
    I've been out of school for 10 days now. This is the first day I have felt finally "free". I tried to read non-nursing books for enjoyment and just felt incredibly guilty! It was as if I felt I was "wasting" my time! I enjoy reading! Today I seem to have kicked the guilty out the door and am actually enjoying doing...get this....not much of anything! WOO HOO!!! FREE TIME HERE I COME!!!
  6. by   jaylynn67
    I thought I was some kind of freak. I'm glad to hear others say they feel this way. My final for Nursing 110 was last night, and when i got home i started looking at the syllabus for next semester, trying to figure out what i can do to get a head start. I am going to have to learn how to relax! I can't believe that I will actually have time to really clean my house in the next couple of weeks!
  7. by   raekaylvn
    Im sitting here and feeling like I'm cutting class... its so weird! I had my final Tuesday, then Med Lab yesterday and now I dont go back until the 2nd. Its strange. I feel like I need to be at the school lol.
  8. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from jaylynn67
    I thought I was some kind of freak. I'm glad to hear others say they feel this way. My final for Nursing 110 was last night, and when i got home i started looking at the syllabus for next semester, trying to figure out what i can do to get a head start. I am going to have to learn how to relax! I can't believe that I will actually have time to really clean my house in the next couple of weeks!
    lol, it's really weird, I actually got a little depressed. I thought i could get down and clean my house and stuff and now that I have been off for a while, I don't want to do ANYTHING!!!!!!!
  9. by   Lisa CCU RN
    I feel the same way. I even posted about it under the General Nursing Forum in a thread "Can't stop Studying!".

    I went out and bought all next semester's books and plan on reading ahead.
  10. by   smk1
    Quote from gigglesrn2b
    Wow, now that Nursing I is over and I have a one month break before Nursing II starts, I am soooooooooo happy. But, I feel as though I am detoxing from burning the candle at both ends for 4 months. My life has been such a whirlwind of activity since Sept. 6th that my body and mind can't seem to shut down. When I got home from the final yesterday, I just passed out cold on the couch for 3 hours. It was like my body/mind knew it was okay to relax now. But once I woke up, I was lost. Felt like I needed to study something, read something, practice something. Still went right to making a pot of coffee at 9pm (which became a staple to stay awake), still pacing around the house. Oh well, my point is, I can't seem to slow down now. Anyone else experiencing this? I know I will in a couple of days, but, wow, I never realized how tired I have been until now when I can slow down and my brain won't let me, LOL!!!!

    Well, everyone enjoy your semester breaks!!! We deserve it!!!!
    yeah, I tend to stay a bit anxious during my free time as well. I put my books and bags away where I can't see them so I don't feel like I should be studying.
  11. by   nurseangel47
    Ladies! Enjoy yourselves! I, too, can recall during one spring break taking that block of time to move from a rental house to my current purchased home. I felt like I had to keep moving every single moment since I wasn't studying to get everything unpacked, put away, etc. and still felt that I wasn't working hard enough at it since I wasn't in the books! LOL It's funny how our minds/bodies become accustomed to a one track of sorts.
    My advice is something you already realize yourselves, seeing as how much insight you bright young things have expressed: RELAX! Eat, drink, shop, munch, read NON nursing "junk", "give to get" a really long, nice foot massage, pay for or ask for someone to get you a really long 60 minute long session for a professional to massage away those nursing school kinks, indulge in a bubblebath with soft music, candles, let Calgon "take you away"!
    I know it's easier said than done....but take it from an old pro, the time will be here quicker than the blink of an eye that you'll wished you'd done something to reward yourselves while you could! That was my experience anyway. Just a little advice.
    Happy Holidays, everyone!:beercuphe :Santa2: :Reindeer: :Snowman3: :Holly3: :studyowl: :biere:
  12. by   kgkarma
    Quote from gigglesrn2b
    Wow, now that Nursing I is over and I have a one month break before Nursing II starts, I am soooooooooo happy. But, I feel as though I am detoxing from burning the candle at both ends for 4 months. My life has been such a whirlwind of activity since Sept. 6th that my body and mind can't seem to shut down. When I got home from the final yesterday, I just passed out cold on the couch for 3 hours. It was like my body/mind knew it was okay to relax now. But once I woke up, I was lost. Felt like I needed to study something, read something, practice something. Still went right to making a pot of coffee at 9pm (which became a staple to stay awake), still pacing around the house. Oh well, my point is, I can't seem to slow down now. Anyone else experiencing this? I know I will in a couple of days, but, wow, I never realized how tired I have been until now when I can slow down and my brain won't let me, LOL!!!!

    Well, everyone enjoy your semester breaks!!! We deserve it!!!!
    I got sick the day after my final lecture test which was on Friday. The real final was on Monday and since that time I've had a cold and laryngitis that is getting worse every day. I can't speak above a whisper and haven't accomplished much at home. What a bummer because I had so many plans. I went on line and was told that apple cider vinegar was good. I've began taking that and the one I have is just plain nasty. I'm going to try it a couple of times but if I don't see something by tomorrow I have to give it up. It just taste to nasty. Today is Thursday and have only been out of the house but once and that was to get some cough medicine on Tuesday. What a bummer this is. Can't even talk on the phone. UGH! I'm getting depressed.

    The only thing I can be thankful for is that my body waited until the semester was over. I guess I should be thankful instead of complaining.
  13. by   JennyRN09
    Hey Everyone,

    The one who started the post here! Well, the day after my final, I was a reck, running around trying to keep busy cause my mind is just set to do that. Then I crashed for an entired day. Slept the whole day away. My body said loud and clear STOP!!!!!!!! So I did. My movies from netflix came in yesterday so I sat back and watched them all and it felt great! We got emails from the nursing department with our reading assignments for the break yesterday as well. But, I am off until January 22. So, I'll start reading more toward the end of the break. But, I'm finally relaxing. After the holidays I'm going to keep productive in some sort of manner, not too much, not too little, just to keep a sort of routine going. I don't want to get so laid back that going back to school will be hard too. But, point of the story, I am finally relaxing and realizing that I earned this break so I'm going to enjoy! But it was good to know that I'm not alone and now I don't feel so crazy anymore! Thanks for all the replies! After I came out of my nursing student coma I couldn't believe all the replies and to see how many others feel this way! Well, enjoy your break!
  14. by   law3576
    Hello fellow nursing students!
    With my break I feel so relieved. I've done nothing but sleep. I can't believe it. I went out and purchased my med-surge book hoping to read the first few lectures but I have yet to open the book. This is my time and I am going to enjoy it before having to stay home everynight with that book. I feel like my books have replaced my boyfriend because I spend way more time with them then I do with him!
    I have many emotions right now including drained from the previous semester, excited about starting my next class and learning more about nursing and also dreading starting my next class because I know that about a week into it I'm going to be running around like a chicken with its head cut off from all the stress and wishing I was still on break sleeping. I just keep telling myself that all this stress from school will be worth it when I am finished.

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