What positive mantras/affirmations get you thru a rough day - page 5

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   ERNurse752
    Is it over yet?
    The torture will be over soon...
    Please, sweet Jesus, make it stop!
    Simma' down na'!
    I wish I were drunk...
    Can I have some of that crack?
    Will you please just arrest me? Jail can't be as bad as this!
    Tarzan yell!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. by   oceanlover
    I like to watch my patient breathe and match my breathing to theirs, while I push IV meds. This way, I never push meds too fast, (usually) and I'm focused and relaxed for 60 seconds. Just a thought.
  3. by   MrsK1223
    I had a coworker that would say pretty often this little line, "Everyone is on crack"....especially when 90% of our patients for the day seemed to be on something, just plain insane or just goofy. The way she said it would have us cracking up....she would say it so seriously. I truly believe humor and laughing when you can can make a rough time bearable.
  4. by   oceanlover
    Silliness is good. Puns are really good. Singing "I wish I was a rich man, or "I was born under a wandering star" Food is good. Deoderizer is good. Taking a walk thru a busier unit is good. Petting the hospital pet is good. Looking at a fireman is good. or (fire person) Scented lotion work sometimes. Brushing your teeth is good. Clocking out is therapeutic as well.
  5. by   MrsK1223
    Clocking out is therapeutic as well.


    amen to that
  6. by   kavi
    :chuckle :chuckle
    Last edit by kavi on Apr 20, '03
  7. by   Scavenger'sWife
    How about "This shift *WILL* end...This shift *WILL* end..."

    I also resort to puns, jokes, silly made-up songs, etc. Humor works well. I recently rode an empty cart, pushed by the ER attendant, down the hall, doing my best "Miss America" wave!
  8. by   oceanlover
    I love all of these! You guys are good.

    Sometimes if I'm frustated I tell my cat he's "BAD KITTY!" but he doesn't seem to believe I mean it.
  9. by   Dplear
    I say a couple of things...

    1) Tequila time!!!!!!

    2) F**K y'all I'm from Texas....

    and another..there is no problem so large that it cannot be overcome with enough high explosive.....

  10. by   ThirdWorldGirl
    lmao ........... when I would work in the Alzheimer's unit of this long term care facility every single time I came out of there for break or when I was leaving I always had this song on my mind and people made fun of me, I know most of you probably don't know the song because it's one of those "people screaming, cursing, banging instruments songs" but it was "Bullet with butterfly wings" by Smashing Pumpkins.... (despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage) working inside the locked unit made me feel like I was in a cage lol
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    Don't panic. Just don't panic


    Just don't forget to carry a clean towel!
  12. by   adrienurse
    I refuse to get upset about this.....
    I refuse to get upset about this.....
    I refuse to get upset about this.....
  13. by   JulieBean2U
    I really like to tell myself this one: To GET through it, you've gotta GO through it. Also, having a sick and warped sense of humor helps........like answering the phone "Julie's massage parlor-we never rub you the wrong way!" But only use that one when you're desperate-the patient's families don't care for it much!