We know it's 15 days into the New Year and by this time, it's easy to forget those resolutions and bury them in the past. Most of the time, we've found that scrapping the resolutions is a product of unrealistic goals. Instead of trying to stick to those initial, lofty, goals, we've come up with some modifications that any Nurse, Health Professional or Nursing student will be able to stick to throughout the year.
Exercise/Health: I for one already failed on this front. My once a day exercise plan quickly turned to once every other day and then once a week. Again, it was just a matter of setting an unrealistic goal for my lifestyle. Instead, let's all agree to make a small change. Let's all stand a little! For example, I've decided to stand when answering emails. For those of you working in Nursing, make a point to stand (or even move your feet) while charting. As for students, it's easy to practice flashcards while pacing, walking or even standing instead of lounging on a chair. If you don't believe me that this will make a difference, check out any one of the articles out there on the benefits of standing vs. sitting.
Remember, don't beat yourself up for breaking those resolutions. Instead, modify them! Good luck :)