Monday, December 22, 2008

happiness and cheer

good morning! i had promised a report on yesterday's attempt at mindfulness and calm on a stressful rotation, so here it is: SUCCESS!. it wasn't the world's most hectic day, but there was enough going on to create a bit of a challenge, and i feel like i really handled things well.

i focused on one thing at a time, didn't rush, asked for help when i needed it, and consciously reminded myself not to get all riled up when the instinct hit on a few occasions. the result was a really pleasant day and i left feeling like i had done a good job. coincidentally, i had a very easy time with procedures, getting nicely flowing blood from 2 radial arteries (2 different babies) with minimal effort (one quick stick each). during the first procedure, "christmastime is here" from a charlie brown christmas was playing on the nurse's radio. i love that song! i had never felt so relaxed while poking a baby with a needle in my life.

i guess that's a good thing.

i think i might actually post again later because i have something else i want to do blog-wise before the year is over! off to the hospital where i am on short call today -- i hope i can have as good a time as yesterday.


  1. I'm happy that being mindful worked for you!!! I think it's really good to keep that perspective... especially these last few days before the holiday. I'm going to try, too.

  2. Must watch that movie soon!

  3. sounds like you really had your mojo on- nice job!

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