Dec 21, 2013

Silly Epiphanies: Leveling Up

The Epiphany

Leveling works both ways.


When I started writing this, I was in a really motivated place.  I had gotten to the point where running errands after work didn't feel like the end of the world, and I was managing to fit in some exercise and eating better.  And it felt like a game.  Each new positive, beneficial thing I did was another level I had reached.  However, life really isn't a game.  You don't just reach a level and then stay there until you achieve the next one.  Each achievement (if it involves a lifestyle change, anyway) needs to be continually worked on.

So I suppose I could still say I'm leveling up, buuut... it's also possible to level down.  And what I should really be proud of is not the achievements themselves, but the lack of backsliding and losing all my progress.  Because maintenance is a lot less fun than getting started.  Leveling up is good, but not leveling down is even better.