Yesterday I decided to do a 5k walk on the treadmill at the local recreation complex. As with most of my decisions, it seemed like a good idea at the time but after a half hour I started to question my own sanity. I had my tunes, there was a hockey game on the t.v. above my head and some seemingly nice people doing their own thing. I should have been happy….and I was, when at the 56th minute mark the ‘journey’ came to an end.
It got me thinking of blog posts, and how I was going to turn my decision to tackle 5k’s into a piece on domestic violence, or bullying or self-care, topics that usually get covered on this website.
Self care is the obvious choice, deciding to drop some weight and get healthy was necessary for my physical and mental well-being. Everyone has something they would like to change about themselves, especially women. We see magazines and shows and even acquaintances we would like to look like. Being happy with ourselves is sometimes difficult. Having someone in your life who is telling you that you aren’t good enough, is tragic.
If you are being bullied or abused by anyone call someone here at the agency or talk to a friend/family member who isn’t involved. When I’m having some personal doubts I list 5 things I’m proud of and it puts things in perspective. Whether I’m on the treadmill, at work or at home I remind myself that I’m the best version of me there is!