Motivation can change so many aspects of our lives..and in a positive direction.
Sometimes we are forced to examine what motivates us when faced with sad or life changing situations. Other times we are joyfully reminded of motivators when something wonderful happens.
How often do we look at what motivates us and use it purposefully? When thinking of happy, sad or life changing events- what motivates you? Was it something someone said or did? Was it a goal? An event?
RN Jessica Porter asked nurses via the Nasn (National Association of School Nurses) list serve how they would be celebrating School Nurse Day... Throwing all caution to the wind- I asked about the possibility of a virtual 5k, sure that no one would be interested. The virtual part was signing up on a 'live' google doc and then choosing whatever state, city, town or place you would walk/run. Nurses could watch the list of runner's/walkers grow each day.
Over 200 nurses from over 40 states participated in the virtual 5k, I was shocked and motivated! So many healthy nurses taking care of themselves with exercise and celebrating the students, staff and families we serve. The emails, comments and tweets that nurses sent me in regards to their virtual 5k day- left me speechless and motivated to keep moving every day.
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