When working a job that is so manic, with drastic highs and lows spaced out by long periods of boredom, I’ve found that having a few things to look forward helps quite a bit. Here are a few of my little indulgences while working.
Blasting the good songs on the radio, the cheesier the better!
Recent examples include:
“Forget You” by Cee-Lo Green
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
Anything by Lady Gaga, Adele, Beyoncé, or Madonna
The ultimate car jam song, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
Dairy Queen Blizzards
I always thought they were a Southern entity, but I recently found one up here in the cold North! I was literally skipping up to the counter.
The Perfect Beverage
Whether it’s a Dunkin Donuts hot chocolate in winter, a Starbucks soy gingerbread latte at Christmas, or fresh squeezed lemonade on a hot day, sometimes nothing is more comforting than a delicious beverage.
Good Hospital Food
They’re rare, but good hospital cafeterias do exist! There is one in particular in our service area that I particularly like; however, I don’t get to go there every day. The same hospital also has really yummy soft serve in a cafe that’s only open 4 hours a day. I go there even less, so it’s a good treat.
The Perfect Storm of Awesome Coworkers
There are days when all the cool, competent, fun people are working: EMTs, medics, dispatchers, fire, police. A bad dispatcher can totally screw your day up, and working with medics who hate EMTs is never fun. Other first responders like police and firefighters can either be a help or a hindrance to patient care. Nurses put up with a lot, so when they’re cranky, look out! When you get the best of the best, you’re laughing all day, going on good calls with competent people, and generally kicking ass.
What brightens your day, or gets you through the tough ones?
Post your favorites below!