Recovering from an Injury
Everyone tends to have a weakness in their body and when we over work that part of your body tends to hand in its notice to you and say I’ve had enough.
Your body is designed to move but in the correct way.
Recovering from an injury sometimes can feel like its the end of the world.
First reactions are:
😡frustration – frustrated that it’s happened, you can’t train, prevents you from doing a lot.
😭pain – physical pain that pumps around your body.
🤯emotional frustration – can affect your mindset, frustrated with yourself.
😓disappointment – you feel disappointed with your body for not doing what you want it to do.
Theses feelings mean you are human. I can relate to them all. As much as these points are your first reaction and thought process to when injury happens. Later on you then start to notice different outcomes to your initial responses.
😡 the frustration – your frustrated because deep down you know that you caused it. Either by lifting something too heavy, picking something up at the wrong angle, or pushing your over worked body. There is nothing you can do about it at the time but you have learnt from it and it will make you rethink before it happens again.
😭 the pain – your body’s way of telling you something is wrong but also that it is having to repair itself.
🤯 the emotional frustration – your disappointed because you knew it wasn’t the right action to take. But you understand that your bodies reaction is telling you it needs rest. So you accept it and rest it.
😓 the disappointment – yes you are cross with your body but you also appreciate the fact that it is telling you yes this is OK or no it’s not.
We have to remember that your body is on the same side as you. It will look after you as much as you want it to look after you. It’s OK not to be OK, sometimes your body needs a time out. We just have to listen because when we do we know that you can come back fighting 10 times stronger 💪🏻
🤍 The key to this is, it is OK not to be 100% all the time. Listen to your body.