How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work?

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  2. A day at work for a nurse can be stressful. We go through death, sickness, administrative changes, and so much more. What do you do to cheer yourself up after a bad day at work?

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    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 10, '14
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  4. by   HappyWife77
    Cuddle with my Hubby and hang out with my animals, my garden, put on my favorite CD and sing praises to God for fighting my battles.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Turn on the computer so I can come vent on Allnurses!
  6. by   anotherone
    complain about it . listen to top 40 music or rap. or watch mindless tv or read.
  7. by   Old Soul
    Hanging with my animals and my hubby. Animals are so great because they have no baggage, and always give unconditionally!
  8. by   martymoose
    I have a long drive home- that kinda helps, especially if I have good loud music on.
    Then when I get home,look at youtube, and medicate myself with benadryl and my neurontin so I can get to sleep, and sleep it off..

    oh, and go through the want ads and dream/pray something better comes along :-/
  9. by   NJnewRN
    Check my calendar to see if I have to return the next day and call out. Then, I basically make sure I spend the next day venting on Allnurses. Take myself out to a steak dinner and a movie. Then, I spend the entire day relaxing. I might even turn off my phone to avoid those annoying phone calls about coming the next day.
  10. by   sosopretty08
    Ice cream with the People's Court those guys problems seem worse than mines.
  11. by   adventure780
    hang out on fb, listen to some nice songs, make green tea and grab a snack, actually relaxing with no whiny co-workers or needy residents, no call bells and no phone calls for a little while makes me feel all better lol
  12. by   meanmaryjean
    I tend to make 'helpful suggestions' to the other drives on the interstate on my way home. It helps!
  13. by   BSNbeDONE
    PLAN AHEAD!!!!! I prepare beforehand by making sure there are at least 3 days in between shifts! That way, I always get the last laugh!!
  14. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Wine, music, and if the weather is warm a nice brisk walk in the park...then more wine.
  15. by   NurseKatie08
    Sit on the couch with my cat and browse all nurses :-)
    That, or cuddle with the bf and vent.