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Taking the First Step

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Written by Paul Conway

Taking the First Step

The first step - The most difficult step

Perhaps you are:

  • Tired
  • Lonely 
  • Fearful
  • Unsure
  • Confused
  • Sad
  • Really just not feeling yourself at all

The first step for many is definitely the most difficult step; so take it only when you are ready. 

When ready, look to:

  • A Friend/Family member
  • Work colleague
  • Neighbour
  • GP
  • Support groups
  • Counsellor
  • SOSAD/other mental health services

Ascending the steps to recovery

Although taking the first step is arguably the most difficult; keeping on the path to recovery can be equally as challenging. Additional support to keep you on track can come from:

The last step

The last step does not equate to, ‘free from all worries’ and ‘ the perfect life. It allows for a better quality of life; one with greatly reduced anxieties or sadness, or whatever has been holding you back from enjoying your life to its fullest.

If you find yourself stepping off the last step and going in reverse; that is okay. Take your time. Take a new first step (but this time you are still near the top, so easy compared to last time!)

You have come this far - So you can do it again. Keep climbing the steps. The last step awaits you again.

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