Post a Commitment

Congratulations! You've taken on the challenge to better health by joining us in this movement. Now take it one step further and post a commitment on this page about something you want to improve in your life related to one of our five domains (Nutrition, Physical Activity, Quality of Life, Rest, Safety). Just click on one of the buttons below and share with us what you are committing to do and why you are motivated to stick to your commitment. Want to challenge others to do the same? Click on the social media icon in your commitment and tag a nurse and us (#healthynurse).

 

Member Commitments

  • Quality of Life
    I will use my days off to spend time doing things I enjoy with people who matter to me. I will try to read at least 3 days per week, and start doing crafts again. more
  • Rest
    Working night shift, it is often hard to fall asleep and hard to stay asleep in the morning. I will attempt measures to help me fall asleep faster, and measures that will help me sleep better/longer. Things I can change to help my sleep include: things I eat, activities I do before bed, de-stressing after work, and comfort measures. I can't wait to see if ... more
  • Quality of Life
    I have recently listed goals that I have to improve my overall quality of life.  They include purge unneeded items from each room of our home and living more simply with the idea that less stuff to manage lends to more time for relationships.  Relationships improve quality of life and I want to make more time for family and friends to include my coworkers.  ... more
  • Work Safety
    While I feel that I have good body mechanics when assisting patients, it has been quite a while since I have seen a education opportunity provided to staff at work.  I am committed to approach my director and manager and suggest a few sessions with our physical therapists to review good techniques in transferring patients and caring for our total care and ... more
  • Physical Activity
    Working full time and most recently enrolled in an accelerated BSN program, I am finding it difficult to find time for the physical activity I enjoy.  Prior to classes beginning, my husband and I worked out with a trainer 2-3 evenings each week but this has been on hold with school starting and my children home on college break.  My commitment for now is to ... more
  • Sleep
    My current sleep patterns are erratic.  I have no difficulty falling asleep, it is a struggle for me to get to bed.  My husband and I enjoy cooking, cleaning, conversation, listening to our adult children's days have gone, etc. which is wonderful but on days that I work, our evening at home often begins at 8pm.  It is not uncommon for us to be walking our dog ... more
  • Nutrition
    On days I work, I rarely eat breakfast, drink very little water, and if I have lunch it is late in the shift and usually the end of the barrel items on the salad bar of our cafeteria.  I am committed to bringing good meal/snack options for me to stay hydrated and energized throughout my shift! more
  • Physical Activity
    I will walk 10,000 steps at least 3 times per week to start. more
  • get moving
    want to get to the gym at least 2 times a week. more
  • Better Health
    I plan to improve my eating habits to include more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods. more
  • Eat More of a Plant-Based Diet
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  • Attend more workout classes
    Would like to attend 2-3 classes per week. more
  • Plant Based Eating
    I commit to having at least 50% of my meals be solely plant based during this challenge. more
  • Healthy Eating
    I have decided to take part of the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation challenge. With that said I commit myself to start making wiser food choices. To include more vegetables and fruit into my diet and cut out unnecessary sugar intake. more
  • REST
    I commit to getting better rest and making a regular rest schedule. I plan to go to bed and wake up at a similar time each day and not take naps longer than 1 hour.  more
  • Rest
    I never sleep!! In order to provide optimum care for my patients and myself, I commit to getting 6 hours of sleep every night to improve my mood and performance at my job, in school, and in my interactions with others.  more
  • Exercise
    Even though I am working part time at 2 jobs and going to school part time, I commit to aerobic and muscle strengthening exercise 3x/week in order to meet my personal health goals  more
  • Exercise
    3 years ago, at my fittest, I used to do Zumba classes. Now because I've been too sedentary, I gained 20 lbs. I recently discovered I enjoy kickboxing but I have no endurance to finish a full hour. I want to go back to where I can exercise and have fun without worrying if I can finish a full hour. I commit to gradually increase my exercises until I can do ... more
  • Commitment to Exercise
    I used to go to the gym twice a day/ 5 days a week. No however, I have become very sedentary with working and going to school full-time it's hard to find the time. I plan to return to increase my exercise regimen. more
  • Exercise
    I am committing to increase my exercise. I currently struggle to exercise. I work 10 hr shifts and commute 1 hr each way.  more