Jan 2, 2012

A New Year - A New You!

Thoughts From Nurse Kimmie:

Happy New Year?

As I read through your Facebook posts, it's heartwarming to see all of the well wishes to each other for the upcoming New Year. In reality I would just like to share a few of my observations with each of you reading this note.

First of all, thinking that a new year will bring change is the wrong attitude to harbor. Change does not occur through the changing of a date. Change will only occur if you first change you and your way of thinking. It has nothing to do with starting those diets we don't stick with, quitting smoking, or any of the other "new year's" resolutions we create each year.

Work on building a better you from within. Build your self-confidence and your self-esteem. You know you better than anyone else. Listen to motivational tapes, go to support groups, and tell yourself at least one positive thing about "you" each day. Even if you have to repeat that one positive thought for a few days, it will open your eyes to new positive things about yourself that you may have never even realized.

If you know you are in a dead end job that you hate, further your education. Try taking one or two classes per semester to start and get back into the groove. You'd be amazed at the goals you can accomplish in a short period of time. Research the type of career you would like to have. Know what is required to do the job, and be realistic about setting goals to achieve a positive outcome. Don't get caught up in the money aspect of choosing your career. Sure, surgeons make the big bucks. But if you already know you faint at the sight of bodily fluids that is not the job for you. Find something you enjoy doing and it will make work seem less like work.

Also try to strengthen those relationships whether they be spiritual, religious, or emotional ones. You choose the amount of effort and energy needed to bring them up to par, and before long you will see a positive change in you for the better.

Lastly, get your finances together. Watch programs like The Suzie Orman show to get guidelines and tips on managing your money. Start a savings account or take advantage of a 401k plan. Have the money automatically withdrawn from your paycheck. This way you don't run into the problem of saying I don't have it this week, or I will put it in next payday. Saving just $25 per bi-weekly check will give you $600 in savings this time next year.

Don't get caught up with the New Year attitude. Get caught up with the New You. Today is a great day to start. Btw-Happy New You!

Life is a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.
My job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible.



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