Done with OPP!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I am done worrying about Other People's Problems (OPP). Today, I have to make decisions based upon what is necessary for me to be and become the vibrant, active, loving and free spirited person I know I am.
I will no longer refrain from an early morning exercise because I am afraid of the fuss my downstairs neighbor will make about the noise. Truthfully, I did not place the hard wood floors in my condo and I do not feel it to be fair that I am held hostage in an effort to be a good neighbor. I have carpeted the floor and selected a 10-minute cardio workout that does not require a significant amount of jumping. And I pray that God will stand in the gap because He knows my desire is to lose weight and to improve my overall health. That is what's most important.
In my office, like any other work environment, many things are not as "I believe" they should be. Many others in the office share the same feelings BUT if the people with the power and responsibility to make changes lack the courage to do so - that is not my problem nor my concern. I will no longer try to work in the background to hold people accountable and to make them do what is right. We are all adults and must make our own decisions. When our decisions are wrong them there is a natural consequence for that. I can no longer use my time and energy trying to help nor to make others do right. I will use that time and energy to make sure that I am doing what is right for me.
NO more stress, no more sleepless nights, no more emotional eating, no more losing my hair, and no more OPP! I am moving on to a happier and healthier me. (Thank God for the Stress Buster Challenge and the journaling exercise that helped me to open my eyes to these areas of my life where I needed to make a better choice.)