Build Your Self-Care Routine, powered by CeraVe 78
Build Your Self-Care Routine, powered by CeraVe

Have you lost sight of what you need to be happy, healthy, and well? 
September is Self-Care Awareness Month, and as nurses, it's the perfect time to prioritize ourselves. Being a nurse is not easy — and the last few years have been extra challenging. Many of us pushed our individual needs to the backburner, and we’ve been feeling the negative effects.  
Now, it’s time to focus on what we need to nurture ourselves. Afterall, we work hard, and we deserve that.  
Our #healthynurse Build Your Self-Care Routine, powered by CeraVe is meant to help you reclaim some self-care by setting a single, simple self-care goal and engraining it into your daily practice. While having a goal is important, we’ll take it a step farther because simply setting a goal rarely creates behavioral change. Many people need an action plan to help them get closer to their goals, step-by-step.  
Throughout this challenge, we’ll commit to a self-care goal and follow a plan to turn it into a habit. By doing this, we hope to empower you to prioritize self-care.

This challenge begins on September 11, 2023.

Join us! Click "Yes," under "Ready to Join?" to get started. Invite a #healthynurse you know or share the challenge on your social media by clicking the links on this page.

Are you ready? Get started with our day 1 tip!


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Date & Time
Monday September 11th, 2023
End Date & Time
Friday September 22nd, 2023

How are you doing in the challenge?

Dragon Dragon Sep '23

I found this challenge incredibly helpful and inspiring. Self care is extremely important and now I have more tools to achieve it because of this challenge. Thank you. 

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '23

@Dragon Make sure to check out the October challenge too, Level Up Challenge, sponsored by Humana!  We'll try to stretch our healthy habits!

welshcrn welshcrn Sep '23

I had planned on increasing my walking distance to reach 100 miles per month (I had done this last year for the St. Jude's challenge and wanted to get back to that on a regular basis). Due to problems with my left after surgery, I am cutting back on that. Instead, I am beginning a new goal of increasing my water intake to a minimum of 70oz per day. 

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '23

@welshcrn Great modification!! You've got this and I hope your leg heals quickly!

Dragon Dragon Sep '23

I plan to lose weight. 1# per week. 

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '23

Good goal @Dragon! Make sure to check out the day 3 info page for suggestions on how to make your plan and get it into action!

Karol Karol Sep '23

Hi Everyone.  I  am going to start moving again.  To start just 10 minutes 3x a week and add 2 minutes every week.

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '23

@Karol That's awesome! You've got this!

For my self care challenge, I am going to stop eating any foods other than fruit after 8pm daily 

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '23

Great choice!

jprahmRN jprahmRN Sep '23

For my self care challenge I am going to commit to increasing my sleep to 8 hours by going to bed earlier. 

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '23

I need to do this too! It makes such an impact!


Estoy incorporando un par de manzanas en la dieta diaria y estoy haciendo un poco de ejercicio con mi música favorita.  Poco a poco 😊

ChristiM ChristiM Sep '23

@JORDIX Fantastico! Every little bit helps! 

Spots Spots Aug '23

I am making sure I take my lunch away from my desk. 

ChristiM ChristiM Aug '23

@Spots Good for you! Making sure to step away for breaks is so important!

rdeal rdeal Aug '22

I started taking a dance class. So  much fun!


ChristiM ChristiM Aug '22

@rdeal That's awesome! What kind of dance?

Carol D Carol D Jun '22

I celebrated getting exercise in after work and before making dinner! 

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