Hi Everyone! Just got back on again to this wonderful website. I've moved around and have found myself working in a new environment. Anywho, this forum struck me because as we all know, all people go through stress a lot of times...and we, NURSES, are sure ain't exempted from it! We've all had day and night shifts wherein all we want to do is crawl back into bed and pass out till kingdom come...
So my question is, what is your go-to stress reliever? The thing or activity that you do to make yourself feel better.
I'd love to hear what you guys have to say for I am sure a lot of people can benefit from it
Mine is SHOPPING
I love to go shopping after a night shift (makes you buy unnecessary things or things you would normally think about...but only this time, you have less capacity to think so you buy impulsively, which is fun!) I either go to the mall or go online shopping
Like you, ibinezz, I like to have my share of external and materialistic types of gratifaction. These methods can decrease stress through diversional activities.
I used to do contact sports to help relieve my stress. But that got old. Oh sure- I tore tendons and fractured bones- and that kept my mind off of things. But it really happened for me when I got into bungee jumping.
Jumping off a high bridge face-first, falling speedily toward the unknown, as the wind whistles past my ears and death could be seconds away really relieves my stress!
Afterwards, I sit and reflect on my life and existence in general, while I drink a beer and smoke a cigarette. But I gotta give those things up- they could kill me!
Last edit by Davey Do on Feb 24, '11