December Doldrums - page 2

Anyone else feeling December Doldrums? I am totally unmotivated and can only think about what I plan to do over winter break! I have a few projects to wrap up, and work can *always* be found, but I... Read More

  1. by   GdBSN
    Quote from Farawyn
    I'm
    Not
    Motivated.
    Ditto!
  2. by   MrNurse(x2)
    We have an extremely long stretch from January to spring break. Without snow days, we have months without a day off. That is our hard time.
  3. by   jnemartin
    Quote from AdobeRN
    December is always the worst for me - we go on Thanksgiving break come back and count down begins for Xmas break in 3 weeks - I don't want to do anything during the 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and Xmas break.

    Jan & Feb are also usually pretty slow for me - not in a student illness kind of way but with all the administrative stuff we are required to do - I have all of my administrative stuff done by December so Jan & Feb can have long, boring days at times. It will ramp back up with me at end of March when I start getting stuff ready for the next school year, kinder registration etc.
    I'm in a similar situation - Spring semester I will be teaching sex ed for middle schoolers (only a few days over the course of the semester) and doing hearing screenings. Both of these pretty major tasks are basically ready to go, it's just a matter of doing it. So I'm anticipating that next semester will be slower than the craziness of fall immunization season. I also don't have any super complex students, just the typical asthma and a few DM1.
  4. by   k1p1ssk
    Isn't it funny how similar we all feel? I am finding myself very happy to get involved in Child Study Team meetings and whatnot now that my screenings are mostly completed (just data entry at this point, which... UGH) and I ALSO have a growing pile of filing that I just can't bring myself to get rid of! I would also like to completely re-organize the filing cabinets which have paperwork that is 20 years out-dated in some cases.... At least at my other job, when it's slow I'm allowed to watch netflix.... Here, that feels too scandalous...
  5. by   jnemartin
    Quote from k1p1ssk
    At least at my other job, when it's slow I'm allowed to watch netflix.... Here, that feels too scandalous...
    This is my first SN job and at the beginning of the school year I was worried if listening to the radio was inappropriate (like pandora or NPR), and now I've loosened up. I haven't full on watched Netflix, but I do put on YouTube shows to watch/listen to while I'm filing or doing vax reports.
  6. by   jnemartin
    Quote from k1p1ssk
    Isn't it funny how similar we all feel?.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one!
  7. by   k1p1ssk
    I have a podcast with hundreds of episodes that I just started listening to that has no profanity and is actually a little educational (history-wise) that I will put on and knit during, but I have been dealing with post-herpetic neuralgia for the last 6 weeks and I am constantly needing to re-position myself, so the knitting hasn't been easy recently
  8. by   Eleven011
    I have pretty much checked out right now. I could finish up screenings, do filing, ect, but I don't. And I have 2 full weeks yet until break! Hopefully I'll have a bit more energy when we come back in January, because it will be 6 full weeks before we have a day off again!
    Last edit by Eleven011 on Dec 7
  9. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from Eleven011

    And I netflix and chill during my lunch
    You do know what that means? Check Urban Dictionary.
  10. by   Eleven011
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    You do know what that means? Check Urban Dictionary.
    I did not know
  11. by   AdobeRN
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    You do know what that means? Check Urban Dictionary.
    LOL....well I learned something new. I thought it meant to literally watch movies and hangout - gah so dumb
  12. by   AdobeRN
    Quote from jnemartin
    This is my first SN job and at the beginning of the school year I was worried if listening to the radio was inappropriate (like pandora or NPR), and now I've loosened up. I haven't full on watched Netflix, but I do put on YouTube shows to watch/listen to while I'm filing or doing vax reports.
    No Netflix here either - but I do have Pandora on all day - just loud enough for me to hear while sitting my desk. I have tried to listen to podcasts but what I listen to would not be appropriate - haha. I just discovered the podcast 'My favorite Murderer" - so good but those gals drop the F-bomb about every 30 seconds - not good for school listening
  13. by   Amethya
    Quote from AdobeRN
    No Netflix here either - but I do have Pandora on all day - just loud enough for me to hear while sitting my desk. I have tried to listen to podcasts but what I listen to would not be appropriate - haha. I just discovered the podcast 'My favorite Murderer" - so good but those gals drop the F-bomb about every 30 seconds - not good for school listening
    Pssh, I put on youtube videos, anime shows and sometimes just plain music at times to entertain me while I do paperwork. I'm already done with paperwork, and such, so all I need to do is my screenings, which is alright to do.

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