I'm in my first year of nursing. I work med-surg. Most days, I like it. I may be stressed but I still like being a nurse. Yesterday, was NOT one of those days. I am having stress at home and that doesn't help. I was not feeling well and unfortunately, when you work around other nurses, no amount of makeup can cover up you're not well. I've been getting last minute admits; like 20 minutes before I'm supposed to give report to leave. I don't like myself when I'm stressed. I don't like the way I feel or the things I say in head or out loud. I just want to be the person I am/ know myself to be. I'm type a. I try to be meticulous in my work. But yesterday, my patient load was "light" after I did a d/c but I also had one patient that involved a lot of my time. So how do you handle this kind of stress??? I'm just about at my wit's end at home as it is and I am in school for my BSN so I don't get a lot of time to be fine at home. I don't know how much more I can take at home but I do try to be positive esp. at work.