Commitment is an Action
A commitment is a pledge, a promise and an action.
How often do you plan to do something for yourself and don’t do it?
What do you say to yourself when the supervisor mandates that you stay a few more hours?
Many of us find it is easier to meet obligations to others before we meet obligations to ourselves. Are you putting other’s needs first? If I don’t make time for myself something like my kids’ soccer practice or a call about a patient at the end of a shift, can often leave me saying “I’m too tired” and I wind up vegging out in front of the TV with some chips. This is a part of the burnout syndrome and an important pain and potential healing point.
Your commitment to yourself shapes every part of your life. It influences your thoughts, your actions and defines your future.We know that spending time with yourself in wholesome, nurturing ways actually gives you more physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and mental energy. For years sleep was an issue. So many things to do and not enough time. I got up early and went to bed late. When I committed to better care of myself- getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night, I was pleasantly surprised. I accomplished just as much, tasks were completed and most importantly, I was clearer, kinder and healthier.
Taking care of yourself reduces stress levels, lowers cortisol levels, and helps you to be your best both personally and professionally.
Padma Dyvine June, 2016
Commitment is the glue
that bonds us to our goals
Please share with us your experience of the power of your commitment to self-care in your life~
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