LeAnn Thieman, CASN Fall Conference Keynote Speaker

LeAnn Thieman, one of the Keynote Speakers for the 2011 CASN Fall Conference, is a Best-Selling Author, Nurse, Wife, Mother & Grandmother, and a member of the National Speaker Association Hall of Fame.  She has co-authored: Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s SoulChicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul, and nine other  Chicken Soup for the Soul titles including the latest: Chicken Soup for the Soul – A Book of Miracles.  She is the author of: Balancing Life in Your “War Zones – A Guide to Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health and This Must Be My BrotherClick here to Learn more about LeAnn Thieman.

Lessons from LeAnnSchedule Time for You!

Often we are so busy packing lunches, driving kids, punching in, attending meetings, caring for others…whew!…we hardly have time to care for ourselves. As we establish our fall schedules, let’s commit to taking time toCARE4ME.

In simple brief 15-minute increments, schedule time to:

  • eat a nutritious meal and snacks
  • walk down the block, take the stairs, get some exercise
  • take a break…a real one, rest a bit
  • breath deeply, slow and relaxed for 3-4 minutes, 3-4 times a day
  • smile a lot; laugh 400 times a day like kids do
  • forgive someone (you know who it is)
  • pray, meditate, connect with your Higher Power

If we spend just 15 minutes on each of the above self-care activities, it totals only 1½ hours in a 24 hour day.  Surely we have time for that. And absolutely, we deserve it. Taking time toCARE4ME makes us strong in body, mind and spirit. We are happier, healthier, more patient and focused. This state of being allows us to fulfill our calling, to competently and compassionately care for others…and ourselves.

For Your Copy of LeAnn’s CARE4ME Plan…CLICK HERE

Author: ColoradoNurse

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