How do YOU keep sane? - page 5
Okay, we've won the genetic lottery that lets us be just SO good at solving other people's problems. We work insane hours, the work is so emotional draining that we often bring home emotional... Read More
Jul 5, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 1,898; Likes: 37After almost 30yrs as a bedside nurse, when I walk out the door I don't think about nursing again till I walk back in. Other then this board I don't do anything nursing related when I'm not at work. I have lots of nonnurse friends,spend time with my hubby and kids and I don't belong to any nursing organizations anymore. I only subscribe to nonnursing magazines.(I do read them at work to keep up to date). I love to work in the garden, rent videos and just relax on the deck with a Corona. I totally leave my job at work.
I don't think I was sane before becoming a nurse, but this keeps me at my normal level of insanity.
Jul 5, '02Occupation: RN, Elderly Mental health Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 3,115; Likes: 51Aaaah Thisnurse! You gottit! Two bovine animals chatting (as they do!) and the second cow says: "Why would I be worried by mad cow disease? I'm a helicopter!"
Jul 5, '02Occupation: Hospice clinical director Joined: May '02; Posts: 2,873; Likes: 26Change my haircolor...frequently. Currently, I'm a "natural" redhead...LOL!
Jul 5, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,738; Likes: 104Don't be afraid of laughing at yourself
Contribute bursts of utter nonsense to allnurses.com when ever possible
Jul 5, '02Specialty: Clinical Risk Management ; Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 2,345; Likes: 75Originally posted by amy
Hot, steamy, animalistic, swinging-from-the-chandeliers, make-your-mother-blush, make-your-mother-in-law-wish-she-had-a-voodoo-doll-with-unlimited-supply- of-needles, sweaty, like you haven't had it years sex. Any questions?
Jul 5, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36originally posted by adrienurse
okay, we've won the genetic lottery that lets us be just so good at solving other people's problems. we work insane hours, the work is so emotional draining that we often bring home emotional homework that so often is left undone. so many nurses i know are on antidepressants or have a terrible home life -- many are divorced.
tell me how you keep it together.
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Asst. nurse suptd Joined: May '02; Posts: 1Hi
Iam working for almost 27yrs, with varying type of experiences
to maintain ur sanity while working in demanding areas like cardiac surgical intensive care unit wht i do is not to take mental load home .At home I have a loving pet .Good friends A daily dose of meditation and positive thinking helps a lotLast edit by chandra.k.k on Jul 9, '02