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Your not ok, I'm not ok.........

Monday, August 04, 2014

Just got off work, I have been working the floor. And the past 2 weeks my boss has been kind of quiet. I immediately took this to mean that I had done something wrong. On top of this I worried about the results of my certification that are due in my email this week. After realizing that I haves worked incredibly hard for a month preparing for that certification exam I decided that I am not perfect........need to give myself a break..........found this interesting quote on spark people........

" I immediately made a pact with myself to not fall into this trap again, but to learn from my mistakes. I learned the power of taking time off, listening and respecting my body, going with the flow, being easy on myself and finding happiness in the present. I, in a nutshell, learned to embrace imperfection and to find a valuable lesson in my mistake.""

Nice quote. So I need to be easier on myself, no taking other people moods on as my problems, take time for quiet and health and spark people.

PS>. the results are due in as soon as tomorrow morning......I let you know...Cheers, Keith


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ARMATTHAEI 8/5/2014 6:20AM

    Best wishes on your certification test.

I can so relate to thinking people were upset w/ me when they were quite or seemed to be in a bad mood. I am still learning not to take this personally.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/4/2014 10:27AM

    Good luck w/the test results, Keith. AS for your boss' mood . . . just don't know what it's about.

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BAIXOMUSIC 8/4/2014 8:42AM

    Your boss' quietness may be due to his own personal issues. Don't read into that.

You have the right frame of mind. You're not perfect, I'm not perfect, nobody is. So whatever happens with the test results, just take it as a learning experience and try, try again.

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FELINEBETTER 8/4/2014 7:51AM

    Aww, Keith! You're sounding pretty overwhelmed still. You are correct in not being so hard on yourself. Whether you did well or not -- there is absolutely no sense in being your own worst enemy. Start being nicer to my friend Keith RIGHT NOW! emoticon

You will get through this. I am behind you and sending positive thoughts. Keep me posted so I can do the happy dance with you! emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/4/2014 7:51:28 AM

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IOEINC 8/4/2014 6:36AM

    You got that so right!! Don't take on other people's moods. You never know what it is that is bothering them and probably is about something else. And the quote is very inspirational. We as nurses tend to strive for perfectionism and also tend to beat ourselves up when perfect does not happen. Happens to all of us.

You did well on the first certification. Those certification tests are difficult and experience does count in the equation. And a lot of people WITH experience don't do as well as you did. 77 out of a passing 80 is nothing to sneeze at. Next time you take the test you will do better and get a passing grade. THen the fun starts to get the continuing ed credits to keep your certification and hopefully those credits can be the same as for your nursing license.

We are all rooting for you for the second certification!!! emoticon


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TENNISJIM 8/4/2014 5:45AM

    Good luck and great quote. Nice reminder.

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    I hope that all will go well !

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