How do you stay cheerful and bubbly during work? - page 2

I have found that while I have certain halls in particular while working, some of the residents really get to me. they start yelling (you have probably seen my other posts on this subject) but... Read More

  1. by   ohbet
    I seem to distrust those bubbly types,thats my problem and not theirs,and sometimes I suspect they may be on some type of mood altering drug.
  2. by   sjoe
    "I want to appear as the cheerful, bubbly, energetic, and easy going type."

    Your job is not to be a cheerleader, but if you insist on modeling that kind of persona, you will need to take some acting lessons. The question is, of course, "Why not just be yourself"? All this pretending to be someone else would be taxing for anyone.

    Some people will like you...fine. Some people will not like you...fine.
  3. by   baseline
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I just try to do it for the patient. I remember that they probably don't want to be there anymore than I do, and don't deserve me lashing out at them.

    The shift, eventually, will end! It's been proven!

    But knowing when you need to step back and take a breather is a wonderful thing!


    I also agree with Heather....(as I very often do...). Especially the part about knowing when to step back. Take a big breath, cry, throw water on your face and ....carry on.
  4. by   Kayzee
    I don't anymore
  5. by   baseline
    And truth be told? I don't believe I've ever been described as cheerful and bubbly....even on my best days!!! LOL
  6. by   NannaNurse
    I try to make it 'my mission' to pick out the most hateful, irritating patient/resident and 'win them over'....sometimes this is quite a times.
    I just try to put myself in their situation and (TRY) to figure out why they have so much anger, hate, etc. They are ill, hurting, saddened....all sorts of things....try to imagine their pain and put yours aside...
    Now, I know that you job is one of the hardest....mine too, we are nurses........'who are suppose to be supermen and women'. Some don't realize that we are people with feelings too.
    I use to let this sort of thing bother the heck out of me....I suffered with depression for awhile but 'back to the normal'.....whatever that is...... I'm also on low dose Rx to help with that and my is working like a charm!
    Yesterday I did a double and it was the day/evening from hell. I'm proud to say that I didn't lose my cool or get upset the entire 16+ hours.....something that is quite a feat for me!
    I wish you the best !!!:kiss
  7. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by MollyMo
    One of the "bubbly" nurses asked (or rather, complained) about my being so quiet. So the next time we worked together, I assumed a "bubbly" personality. Laughing, cracking jokes, grinning a Kool-Aid grin, etc. She didn't know how to take it. She asked me what was wrong with me. I told her that this is what she wanted. She said she thought it was, but actually seeing it scared her. I said," so I can be me now?" She said yes. I told her " good because this is giving me a headache."
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  8. by   Agnus
    This might not be effective or even what you are looking for BUT it has worked for me ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.
    Sometimes I have confronted an old grump with thier grumpiness. And to my relief,it sometimes takes them back. Seems they don't know they are grumps and don't want to be seen that way. So they actually try to be nice.
  9. by   Audreyfay
    It's hard to be happy, or bubbly if you are tired of your job. Is that the situation? I recall having jobs that I did not like. It was hard to enjoy working when I didn't like what I was doing. I'm not bubbly, or have I ever been. But, I do a lot of stupid stuff on a daily basis. So...I just laugh. It's amazing how much laughing can relieve stress and just make one feel better.
    Good luck. It's okay to be quiet and be yourself. But, if it's pent-up anger that is being repressed until alone, don't you think that the resident can perceive this? Hmmmm?
  10. by   MishlB
    Originally posted by FutureRN_Mandi

    There is one hall there, that whenever I have it I am always crying and upset. How do I make it easier on myself. (and dont say sing, because I cant sing good at all) lol. I'm just curious. I want to appear as the cheerful, bubbly, energetic, and easy going type. I may look that way because I have rainbow colored hair! but I feel like an old grouch!
    Remember... people are in the hospital because htey are sick...don't take it personally! Don't you feel crabby sometimes too?
    Is your hair REALLY rainbow?
  11. by   Annabell
    I am one of those cheerful and bubbly people!! A co-worker once told me if she could bottle me she would be rich. And no I do not take any "mood altering drugs" as ohbet suggests.

    It doesn't matter how bad things are going I always think "Ya know it could be alot worse." And if you think about it, in nearly any situation, it could be alot worse.

    I love my job!!! I will never regret becoming a nurse !!!

    Taking a break with a cig and cup of coffee always seems to help too!!!
  12. by   tattooednursie
    Originally posted by MishlB
    Remember... people are in the hospital because htey are sick...don't take it personally! Don't you feel crabby sometimes too?
    Is your hair REALLY rainbow?

    My hair is indeed rainbow, but its fadeing I had red, blue, and purple, and now I'm thinking of blue, green and purple. It was also red white(blonde) and blue. I like to be colorful.
  13. by   ohbet
    Ok,Annabell let the cat out of the bag,the secret to being cheerful and bubbly is taking a cig. break.
    Well I dont smoke now,so thats been my problem,but Im starting as soon as I can get a hold of a pack. How much are they now?