Wellness for the Nurse

  1. What do you do to take care of yourself? What sort of
    hobbies, sports, fitness routines, classes (non nursing),travel etc
    do you enjoy?

    I enjoy traveling in the US, Canada and Europe with my husband.

    For fitness, I take dance classes in belly dance,flamenco, and hula.

    When home, my Old English Sheepdog is wonderful company,
    he loves walks and play time.

    Looking forward to hearing about your wellness programs........
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  3. by   MarcusKspn
    I volunteer for the Fire Department.

    Running EMS calls and fire calls just seem to relax me. Maybe its because we have standing orders for all our EMS patients, and I can just do what I think is right instead of paging a doctor and waiting for 10 minutes on him to call back and tell me to do what I already know needed to be done.

    That and the fact that I hang out with a lot of guys at the firehouse, it seems to balance out the fact that I work with 99% women (And I mean this in the nicest way, just got to balance out that estrogen with some testosterone).
  4. by   zenman
    Quote from jahra
    What do you do to take care of yourself? What sort of
    hobbies, sports, fitness routines, classes (non nursing),travel etc
    do you enjoy?
    Well, first I read the daily security notice from the Embassy to see who's :smiley_ab that day and where not to go.

    I do Taiji, meditate, workout, travel, read and remain hyper viligant. Really quite fun
  5. by   rn/writer
    Way to go, Marcus. I'm just ending a 17-year stint as an EMT. I know what you mean about liking the autonomy. And, though I'm female, I liked hanging out with the guys, too.

    I read, write, research and read some more. Dh and I like to play with our g-kids. We go out to eat--more than we should.

    We also like watching Jeopardy!, House, Monk, and the CSIs and the Law and Orders. And we just discovered Jeeves and Wooster on PBS.

    One of my favorite mental exercises is to do Cryptic Crossword puzzles. Every clue is a puzzle that has to be deciphered before you can figure out the word that is wanted. I finish regular crosswords in a very short time. Even the NY Times ones. Cryptics really make me work and last a day or two.

    Coming to this board is a great outlet, as well as all of the above. I always learn something and the humor (even the unintentional stuff) is worth the trip.
  6. by   Antikigirl
    I play with my many birds at home, go to this forum, garden (that is my favorite...nice to help something and not hear a bunch of complaints...LOL!), and joke around with hubby! We also sing kareoke and that is fun (hubby is a paramedic BTW, so we share the same type of careers).

    But my most favorite hobby is when I can SLEEP IN! LOL!