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Committing to my mental health means being kind to myself and not stressing over things I cannot control. It is important to think of progress, not perfection. Being a new grad nurse, I have learned not to put too much pressure on myself. I have found healthy outlets outside of work that I will do more of such as journaling and coloring. 

Added by mlardizabal Blog Commitment to Mental Health 01/21/2024

I am making a commitment to my mental health and well-being, as well as the mental health and well-being of others (including my coworkers and patients). I believe mental health is important and truly impacts our health outcomes. Ways I will be committing to my mental health is by taking breaks, deep breaths, and surrounding myself with loved ones ...

Added by Jessica Hart Blog Commitment to Mental Health 12/30/2023

I have finally passed my ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health NUrsing Test today. It took months of blood sweat and tears, but I learned so much with all the reviews I did. It is important to put your mind and heart to it. Also the support of people like family. Thank God for this day! ALways remember to always maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit!

I am making a personal commitment that I will draw or color at least once a week as a form of relaxation. I need to find ways to better relax my mind after being stress from nursing school. I feel that coloring and drawing will help at least give me something pretty and fun to do in the mean time! I have always thought that someway of creativity would be a great way ...

Added by Lolen23 Blog Commitment to Mental Health 10/15/2023

I commit to spending quality time with this sweet girl everyday.  Being with my animals (all of them) helps me clear my mind and relax.

Added by CF Blog Commitment to Mental Health 10/15/2023

I commit to reading at least 40 pages of a book a day because it allows me to relax and takes me mind off the stressors I have dealt with during the day. 

Added by ashleysalm Blog Commitment to Mental Health 10/15/2023

I commit to making sure I am making time to take care of my mental health as I transition from being a student nurse to a new graduate. 

Added by MariahN Blog Commitment to Mental Health 10/15/2023

I commit to working to maintain a healthy work-life balance as a new graduate nurse to avoid burnout and excessive mental/physical fatigue by limiting overtime and extra shift coverage. I plan to spend my available time off participating in exercise, visiting family and friends, and traveling when possible. I will also utilize provided debriefs and ...

Added by abith Blog Commitment to Mental Health 10/13/2023

I commit to read thirty minutes a day for at least five days a week to alleviate stress because I know reading helps my mental health.

I commit to telling my support group when I am struggling instead of allowing myself to suffer in silence. I also want to make better efforts at making plans instead of others making them for me.

Added by Lylee Cassidy Blog Commitment to Mental Health 10/11/2023

I commit to consistently take my medications every day. I also commit to spend time with my sister and my friends whenever I can because I know that quality time with them is always beneficial and helps me avoid isolating.

Prioritizing mental health by going on evening walks

Added by Emiy Short Blog Commitment to Mental Health 10/09/2023

I have been dealing with depression with SI for 20+ years.  I love to read and sew, I must push myself to do something I enjoy hand stitching like appliqueing with wool. I also journal and write letters to family and friends.  I never send the letters, I either keep them or burn them.  For those that are dealing with depression how do you deal with the bad days?

Added by Rhonda Warner Blog Commitment to Mental Health 05/01/2023

My commitment is to set aside time for my family, friends and dog to alleviate stress, relax, and just have fun. I enjoy trying out new restaurants with my friends and taking my dog on car rides.

Added by Nicolemhr Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/26/2023

I am committing to writing in a journal for at least 30 minutes daily. I will jornal about my anxieties and worries as well as the good things going on in my life. In doing this, I will create a healthy outlet to release my stress and allow myself to express my emotions freely. I will also ensure that during these times I will have my phone off and put away to ...

Added by KennaRain23 Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/26/2023

I commit to reading for at least 30 minutes daily to reduce stress and relax. 

Added by MARIELA ZUNIGA Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/26/2023

Finding ways to relax 

Added by Rachel Bloom Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/26/2023

I commit to writing down what I am praying for. This will help to center my thoughts as I am praying, and be able to be more focused. I will then also be able to look back upon old prayers and see how they were answered before when I am going through a tough time, and they can be used for encouragement. 

Added by KathrynSmith Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/25/2023

I commit to reading every day for no less than 1 hour a day. This commitment allows me to take a break from the stressors going on in my life. Which in turn provides me with rest and improves my mental health.  

Added by Cassidy Yates Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/24/2023

I will commit to one 30-min session of yoga 4 times a week when I am feeling overwhelmed. I will use this time to center my thoughts and calm my state of mind. This will allow me to destress and find some time for myself. 

Added by Kaitlyn Carter Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/23/2023

I am committed to journal for 1-2 hours a day. This will help me relieve stress as well as reflect on the good days and bad days ahead of me. Sometimes I struggle with continuing to journal, but now I am more aware of what i need to improve my mental health.

Added by Emily Stuckly Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/22/2023

Nursing can be taxing on mental health if healthy outlets are not created to give it time to process and recover. It is important to create a unique task that will bring joy and give the brain a break from the burdens experienced during the day.  I am committed to playing a single person card game, 1-2 times, every day as a brain break & to increase my skills for ...

Added by Rachel Dvoracek Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/21/2023

I am committed to reading my Bible for 30 minutes every morning to calm my anxieties and to give myself a refreshing start to every morning in the Word of God. 

Added by Kennedy Wester Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/21/2023

I am committed to reading an entertaining book for at least 30 minutes every evening to replace time spent on my phone and help prepare my body and mind for rest.    

Added by Sydney Andersen Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/21/2023

I am committed to spending 30 minutes of meditation before bed so that I can clear my mind and get a good night’s rest. 

Added by amac12 Blog Commitment to Mental Health 03/21/2023

What I do to maintain my mental and physical health.

I'm making a commitment to spend time with friends/family at least 4 days a week for at least 1 hour per day. This commitment will allow me to have improved mental health through increased social bonding and being able to grow friendships and be intentional about time spent with family which allows me time to focus on something besides work which leads to a ...

Added by Dawson Blog Commitment to Mental Health 02/27/2023

I commit to reading at least 30 minutes a day to reduce stress and overthinking. 

Added by elly_gaston Blog Commitment to Mental Health 09/28/2022

I commit to reading a book for 30 minutes daily to reduce stress and improve my mental health. 

Added by Jakie Cecenas Blog Commitment to Mental Health 09/28/2022

I will commit to walking outside or sitting outside for 30 minutes a day to clear my head. Taking time for myself and enjoying some fresh air will allow me to think clearly, calm my nerves, and relax outside in the cool weather.

Added by Eryn Carter Blog Commitment to Mental Health 09/28/2022

I have been working on learning meditation.  I have been listening to meditation using my audible account.  I just joined Headspace, and I am looking forward to progressing with my ability to meditate.  

Added by Teresa Cox Blog Commitment to Mental Health 08/22/2022

I will continue to workout for at least 20 minutes in the morning. Days that I do, I am happier, calmer and have more patience. I will do this for my mental health.

Added by ChristiM Blog Commitment to Mental Health 05/25/2022

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Most Recent Comments

That's an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing

Yes, meditation helps me and my family <3

Great commitment!!

I agree! It feels good to let go and use the other side of your brain. It is akin to meditation. 

@Lolen23 Great commitment!! I was recently reminded how relaxing coloring can be!! Enjoy your creativity time!