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Resentment Transformed Into Motivation



In my previous job, I was in a physical and motivational rut. With high responsibility and supervisory duties, I felt trapped at my desk, not even taking lunch. I resented how others seemed to leave so easily, especially the smokers who would go for their breaks. I realized that resentment only hurt me inside. I chose to start a "stair break" for 5 minutes to take the 5-level flight of stairs once. I struggled but eventually built up to taking them 5 times in 10 minutes, and felt like a winner!

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  • I can remember those days when the smokers got all of the breaks! I finally started asking for a "fresh air" break because in reality it keeps us healthier anyway right?? And I can also relate to general resentment keeping me overweight :(. It's so hard to stop emotionally upsetting incidents from getting in our way, isn't it? I'm still working on that... - by 1NEWJERSEYGIRL
  • I just realized today how badly I needed a break. I got up desk and took the steps up to the attic three times. I thought I would die. They are very steep. I am going to do this everyday. It made me feel better. - by MGAB04

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