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Does thinking about Vacations get you through?


I Was havING what we commonly refer to in my unit as a DFH (day from Hell). I was falling behind and things were getting worse because I had to go to MRI with one of my Pts. I knew I would lose at least an hour in this fiasco.

Suddenly I thought about cool calm water, nice Ocean breezes and that at the end of January I will be sucking up Sun and Margaritas in CanCun!!!

I started to think that everything would be OK, I will just suck it up and get this thing done and get back to the unit and get caught up and it will all be fine.

Just a few moments of picturing myself in the white sand with a cold drink and all was well with the world again.

TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

live4today, RN

Specializes in Community Health Nurse.

CCU NRS.....I try to take those mini-vacations as often as I can. LIFE can be hard to swallow some days, especially when on the job. I always smile a lot because I choose to enjoy life no matter what is thrown at me. Doesn't mean I don't deal with a crisis head on because I do. I should never have an ulcer because of these mini-vacations that I mentally get into, and because I choose NOT to hold in my frustrations and anger but deal with conflict when it occurs, then put it behind me. I often "go to" the beach in my DAYdreams, listening to the sound of the seagulls as I sit on the sand feeling the ocean breeze brush up against my skin. Ahhhhhh....such peace! :)

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

It only works if I know that I have a vacation coming up. I believe in taking my time off. Knowing I get 30 days off a year, and I take them, is what helps get me through.

Next vacation March in Miami Beach. Counting down the days.

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