I was never very good at managing strong, intimate friendships when growing up. I was the girl that popped into your life for short periods and promptly popped out the other side. Fickle Fee is what I was nicknamed. Later in life, I discovered not only the root cause of my behaviour, but the effect it had on others and went about making a concerted effort on the friendships and relationships that were important to me.
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This leaves the last step: self-compassion. Taking ownership of your mistakes, intending not to repeat them, but treating yourself with the same kindness you would show to a friend who shared with you.
Exercise with achievable goals is a great place to start for those of us, especially that feel a little behind on the achievement platform. Knowing I can comfortably run 5 km has had a far greater effect on my emotional health than I ever imagined. I feel a winner!
I care about my physical health, but I care even more about my cerebral health, and as I watch older folks battling with dementia, I am very aware how real the disease is. If I am going to live longer, I would like to put in the work to keep cognitive decline at bay.
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