Believe it or not, we are halfway through 2019. I thought I would use this post to take time to see where we are in achieving the goals we set on January 1st. Have you worked to meet your goals? Have you abandoned them? Do you think about them, but don’t take the actions needed to move the needle on reaching your goals?

Looking back, I have to say that I have kept up with most of the goals I set on January 1st. I am keeping up with my commitments and feel good about where I am professionally and personally.

The one area where I have fallen short is in the area of my health. I know I need to do better, so I am going to list four areas I need to improve, so that you, the readers of Nurse Advocate can help me be more accountable. The four goals I am going to work on for the second half of the year include:

  • Focus on eating better. I am overweight again and need to get that under control.
  • Have a colonoscopy. The last one I had showed a polyp. The doctor recommended that I have a colonoscopy in three years. I will schedule my next colonoscopy for early September.
  • Make a follow-up dentist appointment. On my last visit, the dentist told me that I had a cavity and needed to have a tooth filled. Yes, I have a cavity at age 65! I know it is vital to take care of my oral health, so why am I procrastinating? Just do it!
  • Be better focused on taking my medication as prescribed. I have never been good at taking pills. I know this is important, so I commit to getting back on track!

Now that I have written these goals down, I am going to work on developing ways to meet them. Wish me luck!

I hope you will think about the goals you sent and where you are in meeting them. Take time today to write down the things you want to accomplish in the second half of the year and commit to doing the work to make them happen.

I won’t ask you to share your goals unless you want to publically in the comment section. I would like to know your tips on how you meet your goals. If you have been successful in meeting your goals, please share in the comment section below so others can learn from your successes.

If you want to talk privately, feel free to email me and we can set up a time to talk. My email is

Have a good week!

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