What positive mantras/affirmations get you thru a rough day - page 4

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   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Jerry Falletta
    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
    I use these for my screensavers at work. Right now it's "Elitism." It makes me giggle.
  2. by   nursemouse
    "It'll turn up; everything always does"! My motto at work or at home (and if you could see my house or my office, you'd definitely understand)!
  3. by   Tookie
    I can have a sherry soon/ I can have a sherry soon/ I can have a sherry soon/ I can have a sherry soon/ I can have a sherry soon

    i also try and remeber that l am employed as a support person for the staff - and that everything can be done in little chuncks -

    Got to be careful there almost wrote little chucks - LOL - that could relate to the my above thoughts -

    Seroiusly - maybe its also one fot in front of the other and keep on going you will get there
  4. by   altomga
    Originally posted by MissdonditaBsn
    I love my job, I love my job, I jove my job...................................

    If I had a penny for each time I said that:chuckle

    My personal one is "*UC* IT"
    okay okay, how about "whatever!"
    Also..."half way there" (when the clock strikes 1a.m)
  5. by   hapeewendy
    hmmmm I dont know about mantra's
    but I have some lovely conversations with myself in my head at work...
    namely ...
    "consider the source and rise above it"
    "stupid is as stupid does"
    and lately , a patient told me this one , he knew we were having a particularly bad night shift and he said just think "payday is friday and S--t rolls downhill"
    hehe thanks Mr D!
  6. by   l.rae
    "Stupidity is my job security"
  7. by   RNFROG3
    Wth droopy sad eyes" I need a hug"
    and the great "I paid for college to obtain this level of abuse!) & I love the "I love my job,I love my job...."
  8. by   Stargazer
    When dealing with cranky docs: "F**k 'em if they can't take a joke"

    When doing something bizarre, like being one of 6 people holding down a 350-lb. patient with ICU psychosis; or gross, like helping to clean up the biggest, messiest code brown ever: "My friends would not believe what I do all day!"
    Last edit by Stargazer on Feb 20, '03
  9. by   sbic56
    Tomorrow, this will be yesterday and won't even matter!
  10. by   AngelGirl
    When people throw an inappropriate attitude my way, I put up a mental force field by saying, "It's not about me, it's not about me, it's not about me................................" Another help came me by mail. Recently, after a truly HORRIBLE 12 hour shift, I discovered a wonderful valentine in my mailbox at home. I put it into the pocket of my clean uniform and kept it with me all the next day. This proved to be a great idea. Throughout the shift, which was nearly as bad as the one the previous day, in the midst of the chaos, whenever I reached into that pocket for paper or a pen or a saline flush, I felt that valentine. I stopped, breathed slowly in and out, smiled to myself and remembered, "I am loved very much by a sweet, wonderful, and very special person." This got me throught the day.
  11. by   TEXASWAG
    I use two. One is "Help me......help you", when I'm dealing with a difficult patient. The other is "Lord, give me strength". I often say that one with clenched teeth.
  12. by   Heather333
    Mine is "Nursing is a 24 hour job, I can't do EVERYTHING!" (Not that I don't work my butt off)

  13. by   Spidey's mom
    hmmm . . . well, we usually resort to chocolate by the end of the shift . .. . .. and corny jokes. Anything to break the tension. Also, if you see a co-worker beginnning to drown, help! That makes you feel better too. I just keep reminding myself that I only work part-time and I can do anything for 12 hours, two times a week. And I have a cute little red-headed toddler waiting for me and I know that for 1/2 hour after I get home I get to sit in a rocking chair and nurse him. Good way to end the day . . staring into his little face. Being grateful. I love babies. :-)

    "Wilma Flintstone . .. devoted wife . . .best friend of Betty Rubble . . .Mother of Pebbles . . .willing to put up with Fred is no easy task and the fact that she did it for season after season only makes it more obvious that this is a cartoon".