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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 ...

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. 

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 ...

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 Community Quality of Life Commitments 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 Community Quality of Life Commitments 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. 

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!

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Most Recent Comments

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! 

Hi @Soonernurse ! 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!