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Balancing Act

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by Dream Catcher Dream Catcher (Member) Member Nurse

Dream Catcher has 3 years experience and specializes in Rehab; Women's and Children's.

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Most of us are juggling work, school, kids, and spouses. We have fulfilling professions that are also lots of hard work, responsibility, and stress. There are lots of creative ways a person can chose to deal with stress. I enjoy peace and quiet, using relaxation techniques that include breathing exercises, and spending time enjoying nature. I also enjoy the occasional glass of wine. Rarely, I will splurge and buy myself some massage therapy time at the local chiropractic office. I am an artist of various mediums and crafts, creating anything and everything makes me very happy. Cooking and baking are relaxing for me too. What are the unique ways you relax and wind down? How do you care for you? Any favorite hobbies, past times, or collections that help meet your need to do something for yourself?

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NickiLaughs has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

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I like cooking big fancy meals on my days off as long as hubby cleans up after me. I used to read books a lot, but as my 4 year old becomes increasingly more involved in activities my personal time goes down.

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Dream Catcher has 3 years experience and specializes in Rehab; Women's and Children's.

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Hi NickiLaughs, BSN! That sounds nice. Occasionally when I cook or bake my husband will clean my mess up. It's really nice. My three kids keep me busy too.

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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With a week on-week off schedule I don't do much of anything except catch up on email and watch a TV show or 2 during my working week, but my week off, yippee! I catch up on my tv shows, read a book, cook a few nice meals. Occasionally I'll even decide on a whim to go out of town for a few days and visit friends. No little ones at home any more unless you count the 4 footed variety so I don't have the activities that go along with kids, at least not until my grown-up kids bless me with a grandchild or two.

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Dream Catcher has 3 years experience and specializes in Rehab; Women's and Children's.

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Thanks for sharing! I think my goal is to work your schedule, one day. I can dream can't I?

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