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What do you do to relax

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I know sometimes i get anxiety and stressed from variable things going on in life. What do you do to cope?

Edited by Brian S.

I play board games with my boyfriend or I will go babysit my niece and nephew. Those are the only things I can keep my mind busy.

Elfriede

Specializes in ambulant care. Has 40 years experience.

- I note down the things that happened this day. !!! On paper - with a pencil !!!

(I don´t trust in IT.) That helps me to slow down my brain and qualifies how to react.

That Guy, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab. Has 6 years experience.

On days off I go and shoot guns, play with my daughter, join my friends and let the kids take over. Anything to distance myself as much as possible from what I do.

Everline

Specializes in public health, women's health, reproductive health.

Chant (meditation), go out in nature, play my favorite instruments, watch movies/tv, spend time with my family and/or friends...

NightNerd, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-surg/tele. Has 7 years experience.

Read, play the piano, go for a walk or run outside, make plans with a friend, paint my nails and watch a movie, snuggle and talk with the boyfriend. Whatever mashes me glad to be alive in that moment.

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

Bake, bake, BAKE!! Something really elaborate and attention-requiring, like "Spanish Wind" torte :)

Go for some foodie shopping.

Drive with Pink Floyd or Queen blasting full power (we recently got 75 mph speed limit, yeay!)

Read.

Continue to learn Spanish.

Plans once I am done with Boards and get new job under some stability: learn how to sew my own clothes :)

FolksBtrippin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

I meditate, practice yoga, read, swim, get fresh air, exercise if I am mildly stressed.

If I am moderately stressed from work I tell my husband to remind me not to talk about work.

If I am very stressed I cry first.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

Because of my Recovery journey I assess each stressful situation to see what category it fits into. Is it something within my power to change or not. If not I try to "let go and let God" handle it. If it is within my power to change I roll up my sleeves and get to work. Once the work day is over you can usually find me in my garden where I grow unique and interesting heirloom vegetables and even play amateur horticulturalist. Play with the dog or go watch my son play football or wrestle. He is a high school athlete and pretty good athlete.

Peace

Hppy

The opposite of Celibacy... am I allowed to say this?! :nailbiting:

The opposite of Celibacy... am I allowed to say this?! :nailbiting:

Yep. Celibacy sucks. IMHO.

JBudd, MSN

Specializes in Trauma, Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

read, crochet, walk the dogs, go hiking, read some more, crochet some more, watch English murder mysteries while I crochet, did I mention I like to crochet?

I play the drums and do photography on the side to relieve my stress

Sex, meditation, gym. I also read or binge watch a show on Netflix.

NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

Because of my Recovery journey I assess each stressful situation to see what category it fits into. Is it something within my power to change or not. If not I try to "let go and let God" handle it. If it is within my power to change I roll up my sleeves and get to work.

Hppy

This is what I learned about 15 years into my nursing career. It has made my life a lot calmer and I don't get worked up over things I cannot control or fix. Now if I could get hubby to share the same views when his job gets him frustrated it would be great!

My daughter is extremely artistic. Me, not so much. However, she insisted on mommy coloring an adult coloring page with gel pens. It took forever but it came out great! Sometimes it's good to do something that doesn't require stress.

I eat, (which is awful), or exercise (weights), go to my sister's and play with my nephew, deep-breathe, and/or listen to music.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I drink wine and paint rocks that I drop around our community for others to find.