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Day 25: Deciding that I matter

Climbing these steps is the first step towards the new me

Fulfilling your own needs is not something that you do only once, it’s something that needs to be done on a regular basis.
Anon

Today I made a decision. This was quite a momentous decision for me.

I decided that I mattered – my needs, my thoughts, my feelings, everything that is me. I have spent a life time putting myself and my needs to the bottom of the priority list. It was time this changed and today was my first step towards making this change real.

I started out the year determined to achieve a more healthy balance in my life and to listen to the messages my body has been sending me.

Today while at work I decided to take the plunge and commit to another project which I have been putting off for a long time. This particular project involves me caring for myself; making myself and my needs a priority and not wavering on this. The first step was to take a lunch break, leave my workplace, and go to a building where I needed to climb these stairs to be able to get started. These may look like ordinary stairs to you but to me they are the beginning of a positive change in my life. In some ways going up these steps was my equivalent of climbing a mountain. A mountain made up of years of excuses. This mountain has been a huge obstacle for me. For years and years this mountain has got higher and higher. I wasn’t ready to do anything about it before today. I let this obstacle loom over me and weigh me down. It seemed so daunting. Today I made a decision which will help me get over this mountain and move forward.

When I returned to the office I set myself a recurring one hour appointment with no end date for every Thursday. I am already at the top of my mountain, after all I made the decision to climb those stairs, and from now on I am headed down the other side!

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