Keeping resolutions, school nurse style

  1. So admittedly, I don't always practice what I preach. I am horrible at drinking water or anything really throughout the day. I have made up a new for myself to help keep my New Year's resolution to drink more water. Every time I tell a student to drink water, I take a drink. Boy, am I hydrated!
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Jacquipals
    You literally just posted what I have been thinking! I'm sick of not getting a lunch break. As a result, I eat lunch over 90 minutes, get a headache, and go home tired. Everyone else gets a break! I don't mind it when a student is seriously ill but not for papercuts, etc. Good for you!
  4. by   WineRN
    I love this! I usually come in and make myself a cup of coffee, which I usually end up pouring most of it out because it got cold. And then I fill up my water and it is usually still full by the end of the day because I just forget about drinking it. And like you said, all day long I ask the little ones to drink more water and I never do it myself!
  5. by   ruby_jane
    PTSA got us a cold water dispenser with Sonic-style ice (Sonic is a food chain here in TX and they have the BEST ice). I'm already 3500 steps into the day and I just took a drink of water in your honor
  6. by   OldDude
    Also, you're increasing your physical activity from the trips to the restroom.
  7. by   kidzcare
    Quote from OldDude
    Also, you're increasing your physical activity from the trips to the restroom.
    Yep! I have a 32 oz tumbler on my desk that I have been making sure I finish twice while at work... between that and coffee, I'm in the bathroom quite a bit!
  8. by   OldDude
    Quote from kidzcare
    Yep! I have a 32 oz tumbler on my desk that I have been making sure I finish twice while at work... between that and coffee, I'm in the bathroom quite a bit!
    Kinda like a neti pot for your urinary tract?
  9. by   AdobeRN
    I'm good with the water but it's the snacking that gets the best of me - we almost always have some kind of nibbly piece of goodness in the office or lounge - my willpower is weak when it comes to cookies.
  10. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from OldDude
    Also, you're increasing your physical activity from the trips to the restroom.
    Always thinking!!
  11. by   WineRN
    Quote from OldDude
    Kinda like a neti pot for your urinary tract?
  12. by   OhioBPH
    Quote from AdobeRN
    I'm good with the water but it's the snacking that gets the best of me - we almost always have some kind of nibbly piece of goodness in the office or lounge - my willpower is weak when it comes to cookies.
    I am trying to avoid grains before dinner, and bam, first day back we have a birthday breakfast. I ate a banana and bagged a slice of cinnamon cake for later.
  13. by   tining
    Groupon $11.99 for 1 year online yoga. We'll see how that goes.
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  14. by   AdobeRN
    Well this ^^^^^^ just made me laugh out loud!

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