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I think focusing on your self is extremely important when your job requires you to take care of others. This past month we went strawberry picking. The whole experience was a nice break from reality. It allowed us to be in nature, provide nutrition for ourselves, and just focus on the moment.   

Added by Catherinesuh Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/24/2024

I commit to Quality of life. Nursing school is very stressful so whenever I can, I travel to find peace. I also tend to cook healthy meals and stay physically active rather it’s playing a sport or doing strength training in the gym. This is something I will continue to do, as it has helped me physically and mentally!

Added by Davien Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 03/24/2024

Nursing school has been extremely stressful and I often put it over everything including my kids, family, and friends. So starting as soon as graduation, I promise to LIVE with a purpose and to do the things that make me happy. If I am not happy and well, it's a downhill spiral on my kids and they need their mama! So cheers to doing more things like travel, ...

My quality of life improved when I changed my weekly Thank you journal to include daily thank you notes to others. Today's thank you note is to ANA for Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation for the email reminders that remind me to keep all areas of my life balanced.  

Added by Cheryl Taylor Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 02/19/2024

After working fulltime through nursing school, I pretty much was deprived from enjoyable aspects of my life due to spending all my time at school, studying, homework, and working at my job. Basically I became burnt out by the time I graduated nursing school. By focusing on my quality of life I am also committing to self care. While I'm not at work my goal is ...

Added by rebeccmich Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 01/30/2024

Between full time work and full time school and residency program and babysitting the kids and kickboxing, I am having a hard time getting enough sleep. I believe this is why my health is declining and I now get sick at the drop of a hat, which was never the case prior to this stressfully busy season in my life. I knew I should've allowed myself a week between ...

Added by Liz Bilooka Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 01/29/2024

My husband and I are both nurses and both teach at school. We have 4 kids and the whole week is just pretty busy. Because of this, we decide to be "Weekend warriors". Whether it be an airbnb weekend in a small town 2 hours away, or a visit to the nearest theme park. We just make sure to spend good quality family time together! 

So I always make sure I leave reusable bags in the trunk of my car! That way, I'm always prepared to use them again and again when I go grocery shopping. One tip I want to share is once you unload groceries, make sure you put those bags back to the trunk! :)

I am committed to spending time with my husband and animals! After working long shifts, it can be tempting to getting sucked into just watching shows or taking naps. I want to spend quality time with those I love and do fun things! This last week my husband and I painted pumpkins outside since it finally felt like fall! I am committed to doing at least one fun ...

Added by Hailey Hearne Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/15/2023

Nursing school, work, and being away from family can be very stressful and overwhelming for sure! Since starting nursing school I have started reading as well as taking at least one night a week to go out with friends, even if its just a quick milkshake run. Seeing my friends in person at least once a week improves my thinking and helps me to have a better ...

Added by elissacraton Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/15/2023

I commit to doing something creative once a week for quality time for myself. Doing something creative for me is relaxing and helps me decompress after a long week. This week I decided to build a lego set and decorate a pumpkin. 

Added by ilianarocha Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/15/2023

I commit to spending time and catching up with the important people in my life.   

Added by keirramv Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/15/2023

I commit to staying true to who I am and making time for the things that bring me peace and laughter. 

Added by Court_Conner Blog Commitment to Quality of Life 10/14/2023

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. 

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awesome, my mother has a garden where I get a lot of fresh produce 

@Catherinesuh Awesome! Are your  family outings a regular event?

@Davien Great work! Keep it up!

@Jasmine Vasquez I agree with Kelda below, you should try to start living now! Even if it's just setting a little time aside each week for relaxing as a family, or just you if you need it. 

Your habits start now.