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

  1. How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work? - Image ID: 13322
  2. 26 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?

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    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 10, '14
  3. Visit  Brian profile page

    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,317; Likes: 16,331.

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  4. Visit  HappyWife77 profile page
    13
    Cuddle with my Hubby and hang out with my animals, my garden, put on my favorite CD and sing praises to God for fighting my battles.
    sweetf, stronginchrist, SeattleJess, and 10 others like this.
  5. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
    23
    Turn on the computer so I can come vent on Allnurses!
    whofan, uRNmyway, stronginchrist, and 20 others like this.
  6. Visit  anotherone profile page
    4
    complain about it . listen to top 40 music or rap. or watch mindless tv or read.
    uRNmyway, imintrouble, himilayaneyes, and 1 other like this.
  7. Visit  Old Soul profile page
    7
    Hanging with my animals and my hubby. Animals are so great because they have no baggage, and always give unconditionally!
  8. Visit  jrwest profile page
    4
    I have a long drive home- that kinda helps, especially if I have good loud music on.
    Then when I get home,look at youtube, and medicate myself with benadryl and my neurontin so I can get to sleep, and sleep it off..

    oh, and go through the want ads and dream/pray something better comes along :-/
  9. Visit  NJnewRN profile page
    3
    Check my calendar to see if I have to return the next day and call out. Then, I basically make sure I spend the next day venting on Allnurses. Take myself out to a steak dinner and a movie. Then, I spend the entire day relaxing. I might even turn off my phone to avoid those annoying phone calls about coming the next day.
    SeattleJess, jrwest, and brandy1017 like this.
  10. Visit  sosopretty08 profile page
    7
    Ice cream with the People's Court those guys problems seem worse than mines.
  11. Visit  adventure780 profile page
    7
    hang out on fb, listen to some nice songs, make green tea and grab a snack, actually relaxing with no whiny co-workers or needy residents, no call bells and no phone calls for a little while makes me feel all better lol
  12. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
    10
    I tend to make 'helpful suggestions' to the other drives on the interstate on my way home. It helps!
  13. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
    2
    PLAN AHEAD!!!!! I prepare beforehand by making sure there are at least 3 days in between shifts! That way, I always get the last laugh!!
    prnqday and RNperdiem like this.
  14. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
    2
    Wine, music, and if the weather is warm a nice brisk walk in the park...then more wine.
    cbreuklander and Esme12 like this.
  15. Visit  NurseKatie08 profile page
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    Sit on the couch with my cat and browse all nurses :-)
    That, or cuddle with the bf and vent.

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