As a nurse practitioner, I am constantly busy taking care of patients and managing their health conditions. However, I have a wonderful family at home that makes every day worth living. My husband and 10-year-old daughter bring immense joy to my life and help me unwind after a long day at work. Here are five everyday things that make me happy as a nurse practitioner, wife, and mother.
- A cup of hot tea
After a long day at work, there’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying a cup of hot tea. I prefer chamomile or green tea, but any kind of tea can do the trick. The warmth and aroma of the tea help me relax and unwind. This simple routine reminds me to slow down and savor the moment.
I just never liked coffee 🙂
- Dinner with my family
As a busy healthcare provider, I cherish the time I get to spend with my family. Sitting down for a meal together is a great way to catch up on each other’s lives and share stories. We usually take turns cooking dinner, and my daughter is always eager to help out in the kitchen. It’s heartwarming to see her excitement as she helps chop vegetables or stir a pot of soup.
Lately We’ve made a lot of Filipino dishes like adobo (of course), Kaldereta and Pancit Bihon.
- Quality time with my daughter
My daughter is growing up so fast, and I want to cherish every moment I have with her. We love to do things together like going for a walk, reading books, or watching a movie. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, I try to make time for her every day. Her laughter and curiosity remind me to appreciate the simple things in life.
- A good book
Reading has always been a passion of mine. It’s a great way to escape into another world and forget about the stresses of the day. Whether it’s a novel or a non-fiction book, reading helps me relax and unwind. Plus, it’s a great way to expand my knowledge and learn something new.
I am currently reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
- A good night’s sleep
As a healthcare provider, I know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. It’s essential for maintaining good health and keeping my mind sharp. I make sure to prioritize my sleep schedule and create a relaxing bedtime routine. This includes turning off electronic devices, reading a book, and dimming the lights. When I wake up feeling refreshed and energized, I know that I’m ready to tackle whatever challenges the day may bring.
In conclusion, as a nurse practitioner, wife, and mother, I have many things to be grateful for. These five everyday things that make me happy help me maintain a healthy work-life balance and keep my spirits up. From a cup of hot tea to quality time with my family, it’s the small things that make life worth living.