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. Visit  chevyv profile page
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    I head to FB and play Bejewelled Blitz for an hour
  2. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
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    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!!!
    brandy1017, Sincere1, workingharder, and 2 others like this.
  3. Visit  RN520 profile page
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    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.
    brandy1017, NF_eyenurse, prnqday, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Ice cream. It's also how I reward myself after a productive day. :P
    adventure780 likes this.
  5. Visit  Fuzzy profile page
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    Ice cream and beer. Sometimes in the same glass...
    Fuzzy
    jmiraRN likes this.
  6. Visit  workingharder profile page
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    Burn rubber in the parking lot.
    brandy1017 likes this.
  7. Visit  ellaballet profile page
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    Wine!
    prnqday likes this.
  8. Visit  RiverNurse profile page
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    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.
    brandy1017 likes this.
  9. Visit  1Cor1313 profile page
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    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.
    brandy1017 likes this.
  10. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    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.
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  11. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    And I also Whine and Wine at the same time.
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  12. Visit  T-Bird78 profile page
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    Clocking out is a good way to start cheering up! Loving on my hubby and kids is the best therapy!
    Curious1alwys likes this.
  13. Visit  futurenurseOB profile page
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    Quote from workingharder
    Burn rubber in the parking lot.
    Love it

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

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