What do you do to de-stress?

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Im sure you all have days where the stress can be overwhelming. So, when its time to go home....what do you do to transition or destress? I like to play guitar, garden or crank up the radio and sing like Im on American Idol.......LOL

Djuna

276 Posts

I like to knit, go for a walk and surf the net.

anurseuk

140 Posts

Specializes in Paediatric Cardic critical care. Has 6 years experience.

I had a question like this in my last interview and I said, 'I don't really get stressed, at the end of the day it's a job not your life!' And to be honest my personal life has been so stressful of late that I go to work to relax!

Good gossips with friends, getting out in the open air, browsing on here and helping other people with there streses! LOUD music on the drive home from work and singing and dancing in my car like a crazy person and letting loose! Other drivers must think that I'm crazy... hey ho!

Specializes in SNF.

I jump in the hot tub.........for a long time!! This really does help me unwind and transition.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

I exercise at the health club, watch television, meditate, eat take-out meals, occasionally go on road trips, and spend loads of time browsing through these forums. :)

Nursebarebari

412 Posts

Beside logging on allnurses and reading all the wonderfull threads, I drive to the beach and feed my eyes with the wonders of nature. I call sick the next day if schedule to work and stay home to watch HGTV sometimes.

Specializes in Emergency Midwifery.

I am a big fan of retail therapy.:)

Nicky.

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I throw sticks for my dog to catch! Crochet, read, go for long walks, and cook. Also a good hot shower is perfect.

racing-mom4, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 1,446 Posts

Specializes in ICU/ER.

I have found myself hanging out in the allnurses board alot lately. I also love to cook and find lots of recipes at my other favorite site allrecipes.com and I am a full blown shutterfly addict. I feel the need to make memory books for each kid and every grandparent every year and every year they get bigger.

bethin

1,927 Posts

Good gossips with friends, getting out in the open air, browsing on here and helping other people with there streses! LOUD music on the drive home from work and singing and dancing in my car like a crazy person and letting loose! Other drivers must think that I'm crazy... hey ho!

I hear ya. I look forward to going to work now. No ringing cell phone, an excuse not to check my email, no loud neighbors.

I de-stress by slapping some Godsmack in my CD player and screaming along with them.

gonzo1, ASN, RN

1,739 Posts

Specializes in ED, ICU, PSYCH, PP, CEN. Has 20 years experience.

eat cookies and ride my harley

not at the same time of course

AprilCNA

34 Posts

Specializes in Medical/Surgical Unit.

I play tackle women's football in the IWFL, DEFINATELY gets the stress out :) hehe :sfxpld:

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