Put Your 2005 Resolutions Here!

  1. My resolutions:
    To do the best I can at all that I do
    To be kind to others, even when I want to beat the $*#% out of them
    To work and go to school without quitting either
    To make others smile and laugh
    To pay off all debt
    To lose weight (moved this one down on the list, it's a permanent one and it hasn't be resolved!)
  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   manna
    Quote from Maggie in NC
    My resolutions:
    Resolutions - never fails, I don't keep them. Maybe this year will be different (just like last year) :chuckle

    Put more effort into school, I haven't been giving it 100%
    Apply for and get an externship for next summer, area to be announced
    Keep my house more decent (read: clean) and decluttered
    Learn to say "no" to things I don't want to do. Don't feel obligated to be nice to everyone.
    Spend more quality time with my boys (see cute kid #2 currently in my avatar): play in the rain, don't worry about getting chocolate on my bedsheets, and other things
    Lose weight, although I'm not convinced I have the willpower to do this yet

    Would love to add pay off debt to that list, but don't see it happening since I don't have a job :chuckle
  4. by   URO-RN
    Find a new RN position.

    Finish what I started in '05...my weight loss and reach my goal.
  5. by   live4today
    My New Years 2005 resolutions are as follows:

    1) I vow to myself and to my God to lose the weight I gained from being on five years of anti-depressants! Celexa contributed 40 lbs. and Wellbrutin SR contributed 12 lbs. over the course of the past five years. Thank you Celexa and Wellbrutin SR for helping me overcome some extremely painful emotional upsets in my life, but now it is way past time to say goodbye to alllllllllll antidepressants and the weight that comes with them.

    2) I vow to treat myself much better than I have in the past and not settle for anything but the best for myself. I will no longer give others permission to abuse me in anyway, shape, or form! I AM WORTHY OF MUCH BETTER, and I will have much better!

    3) I vow to only form healthy relationships...leaving abusive ones in the past. If it smells like an orange, looks like an orange, taste like an orange...IT'S AN ORANGE, and MUST disappear from my presence PRONTO!!!

    4) I vow to become financially stable, build a bank account bigger than I ever have before so I no longer have to be stressed out over where the next dollar is coming from, where the next meal is coming from, and how I'm going to stay current in my bills.

    5) I vow to love me more than anyone else in my life...they will no longer take first place in my life. If I have a need, and they have a need, my need will be met FIRST!

    6) I vow to NOT settle for low wages as a nurse because I know what I bring to healthcare as a RN is worth far more than I've been getting!

    7) I vow to come back to this thread periodically to check my progress, and would appreciate all the encouragement I can get from my Allnurses siblings to assure I never give up being the best me I can be.
    Last edit by live4today on Dec 30, '04
  6. by   Pammie
    Sounds like we need to start a weight loss club for future RN's! That is my ONLY resolution. I am doing all the others I've ever had. This one has got me stumped. I have had it the past 2 NYD's and I just keep gaining. I have gained 30 pounds in the past 18 months.
  7. by   sabrn2006
    I was thinking that I needed to start making a few resolutions myself...

    ~To lose the 3 lbs I gained this past semester + 15 more. (Taking a weight training class this spring which should help!)

    ~To keep my head on straight despite my family's current financial problems...

    ~To maintain a 3.5 or above GPA (Looking far into the future for grad school)

    ~To carve a little time for me each week

    That's enough for now.

    Good luck to everyone in '05
  8. by   Mariannsi
    Just a note to say that even if you didn't pass, keep on going. Don't let any person, teacher, or institution keep you from becoming an RN -- since you know that what BEING A NURSE you were born to do. Just because you fail in a class or two - keep going on...don't let that discourage you..lord knows - I haven't and most of the people who know ME TELL ME that what I've experienced in RN School is a best selling novel - sorry ecko! but they say I should right a book. In Short - unethicial practices by the same people you entrust your hard earned money to - institutions and the those who may run them. But - there are good people who can give you the encouragement and sound advise you need when you fail. Remember - failure is not to continue in something you believe in and that something is - YOURSELF!

    Regards to all those who have failed - may 2005 be our year!

  9. by   NewEnglandRN
    Hmmm... I've been thinking about this all day. Here's my Top 5:

    1. Stress reduction- relax more!
    2. Not to worry so much about my grades
    3. Drink more water
    4. Lose 30 pounds
    5. Spend more fun time with my kids
  10. by   Rep
    As for me, I have to be more organized this new year than last year. Spend more quality time with my family although I have been doing that eve since. Give an extra mile for all the works I am going to do.

    And last, have to reduce my weight. I am overweight by 10 kilos (22 pounds). With a family history of HPN, I think it is time to get serious.
  11. by   Rn2b204
    I really haven't made any new years resolutions for 2005 but I think I will start with hoping that 2005 is better than 2004 for me.

  12. by   mjbsn2006
    #1 New Years Resolution in America- LOSE WEIGHT!!!!!! (50 LBS)

    2. Continue to do well in school, and try to graduate without having to repeat anything.

    3. Try to spend more time w/ family, eventhough clinical hours have increased

    4.Get back to church

    5. Start doing things for me (for once)

    6. Try to stick to making these things happen for more than 7 days
    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    I don't make New Year's Resolutions.

    Neither does the other RN I'm working with today.

  14. by   Jen2
    Well it's New Years Eve and I have been thinking about my resolutions but have not put them in writing so here they go!

    #1 Graduate in May with my ADN.

    #2 Take NCLEX in July and pass my first time.

    #3 Return to school in the fall to complete my BSN.

    #4 Get all of me debts paid off and start working on a nest egg.

    #5 Put more effort into me. I need to take much better care of myself.

    #6 Start going to church. I am a very spiritual person and only god has gotten me this far in my life, however I have never gone to church. I haven't even been baptized and I'm 27 years old. My parents never went, so I was not raised any religion. I need to find a church that I like and get baptized and start attending. This one should actually be much higher on my list.

    #7 I have lost about 65 pounds in the last two years and gained 10 of those back this semester. So now I need to loose about 25 pounds instead of 15 to reach my goal weight. I am a tight size 8 and I want to be a size 5.

    Well there they are. I can't wait to check back in a few months to see if I have made any progress. Good luck everyone and Happy New Year!