I commit to not working on weekends and prioritizing self-care! 😊

Added by Marivelous03 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 07/09/2023

I feel I was wrongfully overlooked for a promotion and this is upsetting me. I believe this was age discrimination. My name is Allan and I am a licensed psychiatric Technician of twenty years. I work for a federal funded health clinic in San Francisco that prides itself on equal opportunity employment. Recently my supervisor (program supervisor) ...

Added by Allan9 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 06/02/2023

Nurses who learn and practice the evidence based Transcendental Meditation technique show increased compassion satisfaction, decreased emotional exhaustion, less anxiety, and are able to be more present with patients and loved ones. During 20 minutes of TM® the mind settles down and the body gains a state of profound rest.  TM is a game changer for ...

Added by Amy Ruff Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 04/20/2023

I want to thank all who worked to set this up. Caring for self and others will allow all of us to better care for our staff and patients. 

Added by Julie Olivier Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 04/09/2023

Often times we struggle to engage in relationships outside of school and work due to being wrapped up in assignments and patient care.Social relationships are an important aspect in our quality of life and must be taken into consideration for our wellbeing.  My commitment is to spend time with my loved ones and designating work and school assignments ...

Added by Kristin Ford Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/26/2023

I commit to Spending more time with family. Since beginning night shift I have been struggling with balancing my time, as most of my time is consumed by sleep. I want to aim to spend more quality time with my family because I truly feel my best when I am with them. 

I used to spend a lot of time with my family and pamper myself, but lately, that has been put on hold due to clinical and school. So, my commitment to myself is that I will make time to go get a pedicure, hang out with my family, shop or even get coffee. 

Added by kwool Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/26/2023

My commitment to my quality of life is to get out more outside of work and school and go on spontaneous trips with my family to make new memories. My sister is my best friend and I always have so much fun when we pack up and do a stress-free one day vacation! I hope to go on many more with her soon! Here's a picture of me enjoying Starbucks during the car ride of a trip ...

Added by MGKam Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/26/2023

I commit to prioritizing new hobbies, such as reading, this year in order to have ways to spend my alone time in a way that is beneficial to my mental well being, improves my mood and subsequently helps to increase my quality of life. I want to read at least one new book per month for the year. 

Added by jennawoolfolk Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/25/2023

I'm a mother of four kids, and yes life gets busy and some days I don't have time for myself. Before I know it, the day is over and it's time to sleep again. So don't feel guilty when your toddler is asleep and instead of cleaning up, you sit on the couch, watch a video in youtube or browse instagram just so you can unwind for 45 minutes. Talk to your spouse about a ...

Carving out personal time from your busy schedule is a must, but so is creating memories with your loved ones! I’ve made it a goal to visit a new place and experience something new annually! It’s the best decision that my family and I have ever made!

Added by Nedra P. Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/13/2023

This year I would like to find balance between work and home. I commute for roughly two and a half hours for work 5 days a week and am also trying to do more on my farm and be present for my family. I also am finishing my BSN this year. My goal is to organize my time better so I can get the right amount of sleep so that I can tackle my commitments without feeling drained ...

Added by Demonmutt74 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 05/18/2022

I will commit to being present during interactions with others, not checking my phone during conversations. Eating one meal a day without TV, phone, or reading emails.

Added by CstacyRN Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 05/01/2022

Have already cut my am coffee consumption, now I will commit to starting my day FIRST with 5-10 minutes of quiet/stillness meditation; daily for 90 days. I can do this!!! 

Added by JMKvam Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/06/2022

I am going to do one thing everyday that brings me joy!

Added by Shamrockblues Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 02/12/2022

I commit to increase my quality of life: Declutter my home to make my family's quality of life less stressful. Finding time and energy to cook healthy meals rather than going out to eat.  Take a daily walk.  Read something besides school textbooks daily.  Take a break from school work and studying to get out of the house at least once a week to do ...

Added by AndiRN2B4Me Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 11/18/2021

Commitment to myself to mediate daily for my over all well being.

Will take time out of my stressful job to focus on my breathing and surroundings. I want to make better choices in my lifestyle to lose weight and lower my A1c so that I can get off my meds.

Added by Dirty Doris Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 06/14/2021

I commit to focusing on what can make me happy and healthy! I want to have more gratitude towards myself and my body and remember what it allows me to do and focus on what it needs to continue to do those things. Drinking water and giving my body good nutritious food not always going for the queso and chips and salsa! Moving my body in a way that feels good whether ...

Added by Soonernurse Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 05/17/2021

I'm committing to an Overall Better ME :)  Sleep~ 6-8 hours per night Eating~ healthy, balanced, continue NOOM Movement~  2 Body Groove videos per week to Start ;) Mediation~ start using Headspace Journal~ do a short entry daily, ie Gratitude list Things I plan to do since I fell off track this last month. Now to jump back n the proverbial horse. :)

Added by Heart RN Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 05/10/2021

As a nurse of 36 years I am aware that I have less years to make a difference now than in my early years. As quantity becomes less, I focus more on quality. Quality of life for others as well as myself. I plan to focus more on quality for me as I have not done enough of that in my years of caring for others. Lots of years left in me but if we don't care for ourselves first ...

Added by Kim, RN Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 04/27/2021

Nursing is a high stress profession.   There are many tools that can be used to calm yourself, but what can you do that gives you fast results and is long-lasting?  EFT, also known as Tapping.  EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and that is exactly what it does - frees you from the emotions that are causing stress and other wellness problems. EFT ...

I am committing to put time aside for me! Time for me to step away for a minute and do something that I love or something relaxing. I have noticed that I do not do this as often as I should.

Added by Ariel360 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 11/20/2020

I'm setting aside a little time each week to do an activity just for me, whether it is reading a book, creating a craft, spending time with friends, or another enjoyable activity that doesn't involve work or being available to others.  

Added by BATK Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 09/23/2020

After taking months off, I decided it was time to get back into using the meditation "Calm" app. I'm just 3 days in and I can already tell a difference. I start my fast past days with more of a level head and don't feel as stressed throughout the day. This is great encouragement to continue the trend of morning meditation even on the weekends :-)

Added by Christine T. Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 08/27/2020

I used to live a healthy lifestyle until I lost motivation and the pandemic happened. Now I am experiencing aches, pains, and discomforts due to unhealthy living. I would like to start this new journey by not only listening to my body but also taking action by committing to healthier living, starting with getting enough sleep/rest (7-8hours) and making ...

Added by annaojoanna Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 07/12/2020

I am committed to keeping a gratitude journal daily.

Added by Meltom01 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 05/22/2020

Dancing makes me happy, but I have been struggling to find ways to dance when I can't take classes in person. I'm committing to dancing for 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week, for the next 3 weeks.

Added by Shelley Marie Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 05/05/2020

I have been writing down 5 things I'm thankful for daily. This helps me to stay more positive.

One area I would like to focus on the most is my physical fitness.  Being more active while I am off work or in between school homework is important to me but it becomes a "back burner " when I am more focusing on work or school.  My SMART goal is as follows; I will walk briskly for 30 minutes 3 times per week.  I will track my progress by making a chart for each ...

Added by Rhe88 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/20/2020

I commit to enhance my quality of life by engaging in more physical activity, eating healthier by reducing portions, making it a habit to take care of myself and have a happy positive attitude, and putting self-care as a priority!

Self-care is my passion! I am so glad I found this! We can't take care of others if we can't take care of ourselves first!! My mission is to spread the importance of self-care for those that serve the public, nurses, police, teachers, etc. I thought I was the only one seeing this essential need in the workplace. Burnout is all too real but does not have to be! I ...

Added by 2TheBreakroom Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 01/14/2020

I will walk 30 min/day at least 6 days/week

Added by JeanneAllen Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 12/12/2019

I hope to improve my quality of life by allowing myself to close doors on toxic environments. 

I am committing to improvement of my emotional and physical wellness.

Added by Lisa Irwin Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/09/2019

I'm committing to a daily spiritual practice of meditation, mindfulness, and optimistic thinking. 

Added by Emily Grundy Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/09/2019

I am committing to focusing on my mental health/well being as much as I do on my physical and nutritional health. 

I am going to set a side 5-15 minutes of my lunch break to start/keep a gratitude journal by either journaling a few sentences or using bullet journal format to list at least 3 things I am thankful for.  By taking a planned break at work and focusing on things I am thankful for, I hope to improve my mood and my work/life balance.

Added by cmann Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/05/2019

My commitment is to exhibit positivity through my thoughts, words, and deeds to whom I come in contact with during my day. I have major depression, which predisposes me to thinking and expressing my thoughts negatively in addition to adversely affecting my interactions at work. I work in a very fast-paced, high-stress recovery room in a busy ...

Added by StephaniePW60 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/03/2019

For most of my life, I've been an introverted, self-conscious mess of a person. Now that I'm in college, I'm an introverted, self-conscious mess, but I've increased my self-confidence and self-esteem, and I have several good friends that I work with, eat with, go out with, and suffer with in nursing school. However, having never been in a committed ...

Dealing with stress of critical care nursing

Added by hoffjessica Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/01/2019

I am committed to actually taking some time caring for myself addressing/managing my own health.

Added by Ghost Ridge Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 09/27/2019

I commit to taking some time to enjoy my life.

Added by TWOSWEET Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 09/25/2019

I commit to taking some time for myself. I spend a lot of time caring for strangers and my own family. I will take some time to do something that I like, even if it is just taking a nap. 

Added by Anoopa Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 09/25/2019

I will allow for an activity that makes me happy everyday. It could include taking a nap, watching a TV show, hanging out with friends, going out to dinner, etc. I spend a lot of time in school and studying, so I think I need to spend more time on myself.

Added by sarahvadams Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 09/22/2019

I would like to prioritize my well-being and make healthy choices for myself. These include not over-committing, taking time to be active during the day, doing more leisure activities, and getting back into cooking.

Added by smoabby Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 09/21/2019

I am 4 months PP and I want to lose the baby weight!!!

Added by mommabear19 Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 09/18/2019

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Im really sorry Allan. This sounds like a very distressing situation. I don't even want to imagine how it would be to work in that kind of environment. I hope you get the outcome you're looking for. 

Agreed! I am a busy mom and School Nurse and I can't tell you how much I enjoy a walk in the park or a few minutes alone on the patio listening to windchimes. We simply cannot pour from an" empty cup".

@Demonmutt74 I don't know if you already do this, but really try to make your commute time your own. When I had a long commute, I ended up loving that time for myself. I would get books on tape for the car (listened to all of Game of Thrones hah), made a bunch of different playlists for different moods/styles of music, or figured out which friends/family would b...

@JMKvam You can do it! You should check out the Meditate, Activate, Rejuvenate, powered by Humana  challenge that starts today for more motivation and ideas!

Hi again! A new challenge starts next week, the  Mental Well-Being Challenge , and we would love for you to join us! Hope you are having a great start to your year!