How to maintain the health of mentality as a nurse? - page 2

How to maintain the health of mentality as a nurse? I have a Chinese article about it. But I want to know your viewpoint. I think that you will have some better viewpoints. Thank any viewpoint from... Read More

  1. by   micro
    wellyoujustsortajustgottachillandbewhoyouareandoff theclockjustbeforrealontheclockisadifferentstoryan dyouhavetoslowdownabitborsomethinglikethatbutofcou rsecontinueedisnecorstagnationoccursandthatdoesnot makeforagoodnurseoranybodybutyoumustalwaysbakebrow niesstirthecloudsandboiltheflowersthatlikesomethin gorcim:-S
  2. by   LasVegasRN
    I think the very best way to maintain my healthy mentality as a nurse is to have frequent, very mutually satisfying.....

    wait, this post is another ploy to make me say something naughty, isn't it?!! No fair!! :chuckle
  3. by   fedupnurse
    Looks like Micro's space bar is busted again!!
  4. by   a-rose
    i guess that micro must have some very exciting thing. look at his post! why did he stop to breathe at a moment? and he is too exciting to knock on key in absolute nicety.

    a nurse of work-craze does not equal to an excellent nurse
    Last edit by a-rose on Jul 29, '02
  5. by   santhony44
    "Have colorful life after working." That's a great way to describe it! Spend time with family, have non-nursing friends, and have some hobbies that have nothing whatsoever to do with work!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    HAVE A LIFE....whatever it is...colorful or not. That is the KEY! a LIFE OUTSIDE WORK is vital to mental health.
  7. by   ohbet
    A spiritual approach to life may help to prevent burnout.
    "As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done." We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry ,self pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We dont not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves."..from the Big Book pg.88-89.
  8. by   rebelwaclause
    Take a bottle of wine to a nearby beach on a full moon night....And yell at the top of your lungs. Sure, you'll be hoarse the next day , but the therapy is worth it!

    Oh...And do all the things said posted above....
  9. by   rebelwaclause
    Anyone else ever get this email?.......

    How To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity (if there really is a healthy level or if we haven't already gone waaaaay past this level):

    1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

    2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.

    3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

    4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it "in"

    5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

    6. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors".

    7. Finish all your sentences with "in accordance with the prophecy."

    8. Dont use any punctuation marks

    9. As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

    10. Ask people what sex they are. Laugh hysterically after they

    11. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go".

    12. Sing along at the opera.

    13. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don't rhyme.

    14. Put mosquito netting around your work area. Play a tape of jungle sounds all day.

    15. Five days in advance tell your friends you can't attend their
    party because you're not in the mood.

    16. Have your coworkers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Hard Kim.

    17. When the money comes out the ATM, scream "I won!", "I won!"

    18. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot,
    yelling "run for your lives, they're loose!!"

    19. Tell your! children over dinner. "Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."

    And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity.......

    20. Buy a few pieces of 10-cent candy, take it to a nearby park and hop on the swing. Giggle hilariously.

  10. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    Playing golf is good. Go out and beat the **** out of that innocent little white golf ball
  11. by   JeannieM
    I write about the insanity, usually in extremely warped and sick ways. You guys have already had to suffer through some of my "burnout prevention". :kiss
  12. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    Playing golf is good. Go out and beat the **** out of that innocent little white golf ball
    :chuckle Gee, you make me want to go and play golf all of a sudden!
  13. by   dawngloves
    Rebel! :roll :roll :roll

    I have done #3! I did this when a pt, a nice older guy, rang his call bell. I answered via intercom and he asked for some fresh water in his pitcher.

    I think I'll do #2 tomorrow!