Yesterday, I started taking steps for a fitness challenge where I work. I’ve committed to taking at least 10,000 steps every day for the next month.
While I was taking steps yesterday, I was also taking pictures. Now I am taking steps to share those photos.
After taking more than 3,000 steps to get to my office, I took the step to indicate my mood on my new feeling chart. If you take a few blogging steps back, you’ll see here (in the post Day 1923: Accepting all feelings) that the feeling chart is something people created in a therapy group last week. On Monday morning, after taking all those steps, I was feeling hope.
After taking about 1,000 more steps at work, I took the step of completing a required online training — “Security Smart: Keeping Yourself Safe in the Workplace — which included taking steps to deescalate when people are upset.
After taking steps to help many people with many problems (while taking approximately 2,000 more steps around the hospital), I took a step at the end of the day to temporarily change my mood chart.
I believe that taking steps to express and share feelings helps to deescalate those feelings.
After my long work day, I took 3,000 more steps to walk back to my car. At about 9 PM while I was taking steps at home, I reached my daily goal of taking 10,000 steps!
Today, I’ll be taking steps to
- go to work,
- provide individual and group therapy at the Primary Care Practice of a Boston hospital,
- treat people with respect,
- listen to music I love, and
- gather photos for tomorrow’s blog.
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As always, I’m taking steps to express my gratitude to all who help me take the necessary steps to create this daily blog, including YOU.