I have wanted to write this post for quite some time. Have you ever noticed that everywhere you turn in our society today sugar and sweets are being offered at every get together whether it is a church gathering, your place of employment, or some other places? This is a struggle and battle for me every day not so much in resisting the temptations but seeing what it does to people’s health.
I am sure everyone comes across bullying in their nursing career at some point or any other profession for that matter. I can tell you there is a lot of bullying that goes on in nursing. This is an important topic because it can cause nurses or other professionals to leave their place of employment costing the organization money, time, and the resources it takes to hire and train a new nurse.
Failure is a topic not talked about in the nursing profession much. In healthcare in general it is looked down upon and hidden. I know many nurses who have struggled with failure at different levels including myself. I think many of the failures in our profession or life in general should be looked at as learning experiences and times of growth. Although, it may be very painful. Sometimes failure is a way of steering you back on the RIGHT path.
The idea for this article came from a book I am in the process of reading called High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. Brendon writes a lot about high performance and has put together a lot of data on high performers in different industries in many countries and condensed it all into six habits which he calls high performance habits.
The new year is approaching, and you may be considering advancing your degree as one of your goals for the new year. As a nurse for the last twelve years and one who is halfway through a graduate program, I highly recommend it. For you it may never be easier than now to advance your nursing education, but when should you do this? Will it be next year? Is this maybe one of the new goals you have set for yourself?
The New Year is getting closer, and I hope you have started thinking about how you plan to make it your best, healthiest year yet. It is so important as a human being to be striving for improvements in every area of life. This includes health as most of you know. I am going to talk about some ways I am optimizing my health for the New Year — many of these changes I have already started to implement.
It is that time of year again when you start hearing about New Year's resolutions and making the next year better than the last. Goals are essential to being your best not only in the clinical setting but in life, and they are not hard to do at all. All it takes is a little time with yourself or your significant other.