What can nurses do to be more happy in their career?

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    Nursing can be stressful at times. Every often we get a patient that pushes our buttons. We just want to scream and tell them a thing or two. Other days we are overwhelmed with the number of patients we have. Running up and down the halls to do the tasks that we were given. It can be upsetting.

    These are the times we need to sit back, relax, and breath. We need to take care of ourselves.

    Give yourself a night out with your friends, exercise for an hour, eat a great meal, or just give yourself 10 minutes of pure relaxation in complete silence. These are just a few things that can help you relax.

    What do you do to help you relax?

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  2. 49 Comments...

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    1 or 2 glasses of wine after work always does the trick for me!

    Also, regular therapeutic massages have done wonders.
    maelstrom143, joanna73, NutmeggeRN, and 3 others like this.
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    Nothing like a nice mani-pedi on a cold day.

    If a nurse wants to be happier in a career, that nurse should focus on that career, not some nebulous "their" careers for other people. Do what satisfies and enriches you, think positive thoughts about your plans for your future, remember to keep moving forward even if it (maybe especially if) it takes you out of your comfort zone into new waters. Ships were not made to stay in port. Often the greatest satisfaction comes from serendipitous discovery made while looking for something else.
    VickyRN, SarcasticLVN, nrsang97, and 11 others like this.
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    ohioSICUrn, RN1Each, JMBnurse, and 8 others like this.
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    Vitamins "A" and "Z" for me, thanks!
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Vitamins "A" and "Z" for me, thanks!
    What are those?

    In any case, I think I'll take up writing again.
    wooh and VivaLasViejas like this.
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    Might Viva be referring to ETOH and sleep???
    ohioSICUrn, joanna73, NutmeggeRN, and 3 others like this.
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    Lol, Viva, you might keep people guessing all night!

    Although, what Cheryl said would have been quite clever
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    I like to try to work out on a regular basis. That seems to help keep the stress in check. Also, my fiance and I cook meals for each other depending on who gets home earlier, and usually he's home first. There's nothing more de-stressing than a nice hot meal and some mindless TV time or video gaming with my hubs.
    simonemesina, proud nurse, SwansonRN, and 1 other like this.
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    Turning the air conditioner to freezing then watching a scary show all by my self with my dog next to myself at midnight snacking on popcorn
    lindarn and SENSUALBLISSINFL like this.

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