I feel this is highly simplifying things. What about obligations. What about external situations beyond your control. As an example you use 'not wanting to walk in cold weather'. Well, maybe I like my legs in one piece instead of breaking them on a slippery sidewalk. At the moment I can't cycle to work because the city doesn't put salt on the cycle paths, so they're pretty much unusable at the moment. Where is the 'I' in that.
This is such a great article. It's interesting to realize that I've been brought up to think of everyone else first and myself last but that I need to think of myself so I can be healthy and be a better parent, etc. In the last couple of months i have started thinking of myself first. it is very hard to do. It feels like I'm doing something bad or wrong. I actually have noticed improvements in my family's life since i've started to think this way, their health is improving etc. This article was a great reinforcement for me and came at a very good time. Thanks again.
You have no idea how much this article hits home for me. I have been saying for years "I know WHAT to do, I just don't do it for some reason." Thank you for your story and what you have done to get to this point so it could help me. Things really do happen for a reason.
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