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Bump!

A reminder that our small success are actually big steps towards our goals. Every time you challenge your fears it is a success!

What is a small success you had recently?

Ashley

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I'd say GRRRRRRRRRT but don't wish to be confused with a tiger promoting sugary cereals with your promoting weight management
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Congrats Hugs!

How does it feel to be countering them and succeeding?
Ashley, Health Educator
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Kaitie

I still get days when I don't want to bump into people I know, but they are few. If I can sit or lean on something I am glad to stop and talk. And believe me I was never a social creature. Get it and go home was my motto.

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KT,
It's great to have you acknowledge my progress this way.  It's something I don't think I get anywhere else, unfortunately, and that's sad.
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Those seemingly little things are most often the biggest achievements of all. I've noticed that I'm coping better with actually going to certain places that I wasn't able to a few months ago, but I'm still having trouble with some social interactions. A couple of weeks ago, I was grocery shopping with my mum when I saw a good friend of mine from school. I didn't feel ready for the "bumping into a friend at the shops" situation, so I avoided her even though I'm sure it would've been fine.

I'm glad you felt more comfortable with those interactions. Pushy salespeople are so difficult and I know going back to when I first signed up the site, it would've been hard for you to say no. Well done! 

Kaitie.
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I noticed when a young saleman came to the door, how nonplussed I was.  He tried to create rapport and I was bored but his attempt to talk about my sports jersey.  I was unimpressed with his "too good to be true" pitch that I'd get a free furnace, and ask him to leave.
 
Today I walked to to front, to face some new information about a summer home project, and passed my neighbour and his son-in-law.
 
In both cases, I used to be afraid of people, but have become engaged with the routine matters of daily living, so I don't feel the fear as I used to, and am countering those gremlins better.
 
I wonder if others are discovering those valuable signs, since they can't be taken for granted, and are important small steps to health.
 

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