How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work? - page 4

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  leekun2010 profile page
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    Update my blog and pray and workout
  2. Visit  ohmeowzer RN profile page
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    chocolate fudge cake and bluebell peach ice creme
  3. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    If I work the next day, I come here, lol. I also go to bed at a decent hour.

    If I don't work the next day I take a nice hot bath, maybe a glass of wine. My days off consist of family, garden and day trips.
  4. Visit  cancer.sucks profile page
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    You call out for a shift just because you had a bad day? That is interesting. No one can define a bad day but you. I would encourage you to take the "bad day" as an opportunity to learn about how to deal with stresses. Mentally review the day. what made it a bad day and how could things have been different? How could you have responded differently to the stressors that made it a bad day. the longer that you are a nurse, the definitioin of what constitutes a bad day will change.
  5. Visit  GoldenRoya profile page
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    If the day was made stressful just by the multitude of small annoyances/inconveniences (and not a major bad event), I usually just take a walk with my dog (I have to do that anyway, because she needs to pee bad by the time I get home) and let the day go while she takes in the sniffs and antagonizes the neighborhood pooches whose owners aren't courteous enough to take them for a walk at one o'clock in the morning (I usually try to steer away from those houses, but sometimes, if it's been a bad enough day or I'm just plain exhausted, I forget. Oops). The exercise and exhaustion are usually enough to shake me loose from any lingering bad feelings. I avoid alcohol just because it's a downer and usually makes a person feel worse, ultimately. A glass of milk, on the other hand, goes over well to easing one off to sleep.
  6. Visit  Curious1alwys profile page
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    First.....sweet, sweet SLEEP......then hitting the gym hard in the morning!!!
  7. Visit  macenroe profile page
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    I take a long ride on my motorcycle.
  8. Visit  Ava Z. profile page
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    Just spend time with loved ones. It makes you appreciate what you have and takes your mind off of any stresses and negativity.
  9. Visit  maryc65 profile page
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    Go to the driving range, one golf ball for every little thing that went wrong that day! Sometimes it takes more than one bucket of balls to work the frustration out!

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