How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work? - page 2

A day at work for a nurse can be stressful. We go through death, sickness, administrative changes, and so much more. What do you do to cheer yourself up after a bad day at work? Click Like if... Read More

  1. by   chevyv
    I head to FB and play Bejewelled Blitz for an hour
  2. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I tend to make 'helpful suggestions' to the other drives on the interstate on my way home. It helps!

    Bahaha!!! I love it! Just practicing your sign language communication skills!!!
  3. by   RN520
    I'll email my friend from nursing school who moved out-of-state, vent here (!!), get into my jammies immediately and fall asleep watching whatever's on PBS with hubby, sometimes read to my 11-year-old (who still likes mom to read out loud to him! ) and I'm trying to do what LYNDAA does: a nice big gap between shifts. I worked 4 nights in a row and I'm off for a whole week!! Yippeeee!! What's making me happy today? I dropped off a load of unwanted items at Salvation Army, planned tonight's dinner (me cooking dinner is a rare event anymore) and as a bonus, I've got 2 loaves of banana bread in the oven now. My house is empty, I have classical music playing, and I'm being domestic. Having time to do that makes me happy.
  4. by   KelRN215
    Ice cream. It's also how I reward myself after a productive day. :P
  5. by   Fuzzy
    Ice cream and beer. Sometimes in the same glass...
  6. by   workingharder
    Burn rubber in the parking lot.
  7. by   ellaballet
  8. by   RiverNurse
    Scream? LOL... Rant? Not as much as I used to! Now if I have an off day, I usually refinish a piece of furniture or do something creative to get my mind off of it and to gain perspective.
  9. by   1Cor1313
    Come home, shower the day off, hang with my hubby and a cup of tea. I thank God He kept my staff and my patients safe and always remember........tomorrow is a new day.
  10. by   BSNbeauty
    I know many people hate to do this but I actually schedule myself every other day at work unless it is the weekend. The reason is, because if I have a horrible shift I would hate to get up early to do it all over again. I need a day or two off in between. I know of some nurses that do this as well. It has definitely decreased my stress level. Some weeks I'll do Sun, Wed Friday or Tue, Thursday, Sat. Once in a while I'll work two shifts in a row in order to have 3-4 days off in a row, just squeeze in a mini vacay.
  11. by   BSNbeauty
    And I also Whine and Wine at the same time.
  12. by   T-Bird78
    Clocking out is a good way to start cheering up! Loving on my hubby and kids is the best therapy!
  13. by   futurenurseOB
    Quote from workingharder
    Burn rubber in the parking lot.
    Love it

    Finally a nurse...All for my three♡♡♡