What positive mantras/affirmations get you thru a rough day - page 3

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   Mattigan
  2. by   yannadey
    Smiling through clinched teeth I'd say "no problem man" but inside I'm saying I'm being paid, this shift will end & a nice warm bath and bed is waiting at the end.
  3. by   debyan
    Time is flying, I must be having fun
    All things come to an end
    If patience is a virtue, I must have a lot of virtue
  4. by   mattsmom81
    I can stand anything for 8-12 hours...and now that I am agency, I NEVER HAVE TO GO BACK if I don't choose to...
  5. by   jlc
    I just try and stay focused and keep thinking "just take it one step at a time". My best friend always says "**** happens so just roll with it". JJ
  6. by   Flynurse
    I first thought the above said "roll IN it!" LOL

    Humor in my interactions with my patients.
    It makes work fun for me and most of my patients appreciate the break in an otherwise boring day.
    Last edit by Flynurse on Feb 17, '03
  7. by   boggle
    On the worst days, reminding myself that "it's better than_______( insert name of last job location )" Chanting that over and over is somehow comforting.

    "I am making a difference" works too, and is a bit more positive.
  8. by   Agnus
    "After this I get to go home."
  9. by   Overland1
    I occasionally check the "demotivators" section of Despair.com ; some of the stuff there really puts things into perspective. Just when you think things are not going well, you read that and your problems (issues?????) do not appear as serious anymore. :roll
  10. by   zudy
    I have the serenity prayer memorized. I also look at my pts and think,"Well, thank God, I'm on the dull end of the needle!" Also, this isn't Burger King, you can't always have things your way. (Thats directed to the drs, pts ,and sometimes at myself!)
  11. by   HazeK
    originally posted by deespoohbear
    one has already been mentioned: this too shall pass....

    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.
    the two above are my favorites, but this is what gets all of us in l&d through a rough day:

    "i love my job! i choose to be here"

    (repeated over and over until you believe it...or someone laughs!)

  12. by   nimbex
    I look down at the bed and see it's not me or my family.....

    My quickest reality check to stop feeling sorry for myself in any nursing situation
  13. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by nimbex
    I look down at the bed and see it's not me or my family.....

    Amen to that!!!