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Safety, Health & Wellness Committee Minute: Healthy Habits HealthONE Nurses Live By

Posted by Kim Coleman on May 17th, 2018

By Partnership for a Healthy Wyoming

Nurses are called to care. Helping others is part of their very nature, and they take pride in the care they provide their families, in their communities and to the patients they serve every day.

From years of experience, one thing they know to be true is: the best way to take care of others is to take care of themselves first. As caregivers on the frontlines of healthcare, they offer some advice we can all live by!

Read on for some great nursing advice to live well and kick-start a healthy, new you

What is your best life tip?

“Help others. There is a plethora of reasons why this is a must…

  • Helping people has a ripple effect. If you help someone, they will feel more obliged to help someone else.
  • You grow by giving and helping others. It can change you in ways you never expected.
  • Your relationship with that person will become stronger
  • It’s the most fulfilling thing you can do on this planet.
  • Karma.”

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”

“An attitude of gratitude and self-care! If you fill your cup, you have more to give your co-workers and family.”

“Never fail to see an opportunity to pour yourself into someone else’s life. The person in front of you is there for a reason, either to lift them up or to encourage them.”

How do you beat burnout?

“Every day as I leave work and take the long walk to my car, I think of all the positive interactions I had throughout the day.”

“I take a vacation and make time for myself.”

How do you boost your emotional health?

“Spending time outside in the fresh air does amazing things for the soul. I enjoy being outside in the sun and taking neighborhood walks.”

“Be sure to make quality time with your family. We spend so much of our time with our working family and helping others, the best way to help ourselves is to take stock in the people that give us the strength to do what we do and love us for it.”

What’s a healthy habit you live by?

“Eat well, sleep long, be grateful.”

“I have adopted some little things in my daily routine to try to sneak in some health habits without really noticing it, like: drinking a full glass of water first thing in the morning and with every meal, parking at the far end of the parking lot, and taking the stairs when going one or two flights either way.”

“A healthy habit I live by is to ALWAYS get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, regardless of what is going on in my life. No matter how long of a day I have had, I always feel refreshed every morning because I get adequate sleep.”

“I have incorporated drinking water daily. I bought a 48-ounce water bottle and keep it in front of me at work. No matter how busy I am nursing, I make a conscious effort to drink water whenever I am charting or even glancing at orders on my computer screen. Whenever I am drinking my water, I am at least not drinking the soda that I tend to crave.”

How do you get energy?

“Smile, walk, and a protein drink around 3 p.m. every day.”

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