My Plan For A Self Care Plan Essay

1013 Words Nov 19th, 2015 5 Pages
Introduction
Life can get a little hectic and through all the craziness, there are always qualities we wish to improve. Since starting nursing school, I have realized there are many life style changes I need to adjust during this next stepping-stone. To start off, I have decided to write a self-care plan on how I want to relieve stress and better manage my time within the next three months. To help me improve on these two stressors in my life I will adhere to the SMART goal. Which seem to be a very useful tool in helping people work through their struggles and find ways to improve.
SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound hence the word SMART. Specific being that it explains exactly what I want to accomplish by answering the five W’s (who, what, where, when, and why). It is measurable to help me demonstrate and evaluate what goals I have met. Achievable meaning that it is in a range possible for me to reach, not something way beyond what I am capable of doing. My goal is also relevant to my life what I need improvement on and time-bound giving me a target of three months when I want to have this goal met by.
Stress
Stress is “The demand made upon the adaptive capacities of the mind and body” (Olpin & Hesson, 2013, p. 3). Distress is the negative stress we have that can drain the energy we have and our capacity to cope, too much can be very unhealthy. Stress can affect us physical, emotionally, and cognitively. Physically we feel fatigue,…

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