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

  1. by   kaycee
    After 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.
  2. by   donmurray
    Aaaah 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!"
  3. by   fergus51
  4. by   fab4fan
    Change my haircolor...frequently. Currently, I'm a "natural" redhead...LOL!
  5. by   adrienurse
    Don't be afraid of laughing at yourself

    Contribute bursts of utter nonsense to when ever possible
  6. by   eltrip
    Originally 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?
    Great answer! No questions here! I think you summed it up beautifully!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally 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.
    prayer and a sense of humor keeps me sane. i have learned over the years in nursing, to accept the things that i can not change and to do the best i can. i am not quick to anger and this is a plus for all concerned, because more can be achieved and a lot of understanding can be gained. pointing "fingers" causes friction and using i (in generall) as in i always do, i did it by myself, causes conflict and is not ture in of itself. you may be the one to come up with or the one in charge but others help in some way or another, be it good or bad. smile, you just might brightn some one's day!
  8. by   chandra.k.k
    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 lot
    Last edit by chandra.k.k on Jul 9, '02