What positive mantras/affirmations get you thru a rough day - page 2

Hi I am looking to find what positive mantras/affirmations you may say to yourself during a bad day or moment. I need something to help me get thru a new job....help... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    "Y'all are killin' me"....said with dramatic flair.
  2. by   ThirdWorldGirl
    working 12 hour shifts if it's a bad night I don't think about the hours in the total time I break each shift down into 3 shifts (sort of dumb I know but hey it works for me) at the start I have 4 hours til the next increment, then 4 to the next one, then wooohooo I get to go home.
  3. by   cwazycwissyRN
    problems are like bad gas,
    it will pass with time
  4. by   sehbear
    My fave is "Whatever!" - also said with dramatic flair!
    or, And it is a true aussie - ism "Bugger!"

  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    "At least I'm being paid to be here instead of paying to be here..."
  6. by   jevans
    Mine is
    I can, I will.......... I will, I can
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    originally posted by deespoohbear
    ....on a more serious note i try to remember these verses:

    philippians 4:13

    i can do all things through him who gives me strength.

    hebrews 11:1

    now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see...

    hope you find something that works for you...
    being a new nurse, i often think that the lord is teaching me to handle different experiences:

    romans 8:28
    and we know that in all things god works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  8. by   Hardknox
    "I can do anything for just 8 hours"

    "In the light of eternity how much will this matter?"

    Also, when putting in 8 hours of hell with an obnoxious labor patient I will keep reminding myself "After today I will never have to lay eyes on this person again!" and I manage to stay with her and give her my best care.
    Last edit by Hardknox on Feb 17, '03
  9. by   nakitamoon
    welcome maia1212!,,,,, as previous post said,,,, the serendity prayer,,,, i have copy in my office,,, at the nurses station,,,, also,,,, "no matter what happens,,,, the day will be over,,,, " and,,,, now since your a member of allnurses,,, soon to be addictied,,,, you can always tell yourself,,, soon as i get done,,,, will be able to go visit,,,, the message board!!!! take care,,,, "this too shall pass",,,,, ~kitamoon
  10. by   2banurse
    originally posted by deespoohbear

    philippians 4:13

    i can do all things through him who gives me strength.

    i've used this on numerous occasions, and i'm not even a nurse yet.

  11. by   heartrn716
    we practice the wal-mart greeters mantra,"Hi welcome to Wal-Mart, would you like a buggy or a basket" Also have started a countdown sheet for really bad days, write down the hours and cross them off as the shift draws to a close.
    But my favorite it Oxygen is my friend... ya know we tend to hold our breaths when things get rough!!
  12. by   passing thru
    I try to persuade myself that it " is a privilege to be here caring for the ill people, and to work with these great people"

    ....well, most of them are great, intelligent, funny, etc.

    If that doesn't work, I think of the net $$$$ I will receive for that shift,,,,that always works...
  13. by   cwazycwissyRN
    on the serious side.
    I try to stay focused on what is in front of me.
    To me there are physically demanding days.....and there are emotionally demanding days.
    On the days they are combined( working my tail end off AND dealing with death or such) is when I find it the hardest.
    I try to stay focused on doing the best job I can do to meet the needs of my patients and to keep me sane remind my self that I am one of the players........but SOMEONE ELSE is in charge of the ballgame. and I'm NOT referring to the doctors(although I've known a few who thought they were Him.