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 outpatient endoscopy center, which, for someone like me, can trigger anxiety and negative expressions. Regardless of verbal counseling, I am extremely determined to eliminate this bad behavior that has plagued my entire life through meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy through journaling, and just plain doing so that within one month, I can say that I am a NEW me!
This one’s for you, Padawan! It’s already evident at work as a couple of nurses have actually told “ you look so much better—you’re smiling, wearing makeup, and look terrific!”