Every year, I always have these genuine, but probably somewhat grandiose, intentions of keeping my New Year resolutions. Often times, it’s always been these lofty goals that I don’t have a realistic chance of even fulfilling. But, I’ve learned my lesson! I’m starting off small and working from there!
- Get fit by finding at least 20-30 minutes each day to do some sort of activity other than the walking to/from school and walking in the hospital: I am such a slug, especially in the winter where I swear the cold weather makes me such a home body because I really don’t want to brave the outdoors. But, with a somewhat functional gym in my building and free group exercise classes at the school gym, I have no excuses! I really need to get moving somehow if I want to work off the pounds from interview season.
- Eat way better: I’ve literally been interviewing non-stop since mid-October and with that comes terrible eating habits. I’ve gotten much too used to eating whatever is in front of me to be polite on dinners and grabbing what’s convenient (ie., nearby airport food or candy) for other meals not sponsored by residency programs. Food is always a little unpredictable and I think I would overeat to make sure I wouldn’t be starving while on a 3-5 hour flight too…but all that stops now! With interview season coming to an end, I am already thinking of my own meals that I will be making for all my ER shifts. I have easy recipes pulled, like pasta fagioli or lemon chicken orzo soup, and can’t wait to try them.
- Focus a little more on me and zone out a bit more on all the rest: I’m a sensitive person and I deeply care about the world around me. Current events, the people around me, the overall environment, they all affect me. Nevertheless, I know that it’s draining to be trying to take on the world, especially if I am just caught in people’s affairs and it all amounts to gossip. I hope to focus more on me and even learn some new skills along the way: medical Spanish and coding!
Wish me luck!