Stay Positive After Serious Injury
Are you recovering from a serious injury? Try to stay positive. Think about your body like a team:
You need all players at their best to play a great game…in this case, the “game” is you healing
Each player on the team has an important part in the game of you “healing”
The players need to get along, no name calling or negative Nelly, no blaming (is Nelly really someone’s name?)
When the team communicates and gets along, amazing things can happen!
So, here are your “Team mates” in your healing process:
REST…truly NOT moving, sitting still with your affected area above your heart…really
Hydration…drink until your lips aren’t dry & your pee is barely yellow
Breathing…deep breathing, think oxygen= quicker recovery
Light stretches & movement (especially after surgery…move your low back! move your unaffected areas)
Staying positive, keeping hope… watch “feel good” movies like Rocky or “How to Train you Dragon” where you cheer for others
Staying positive is the MOST important part of this list! It can be hard to keep hope and think that you won’t get out of this injury ever to play or compete again. EVER. We understand. But…try to keep your chin up. Remember statements like:
“Days injured make me grateful for the days I’m healthy!”
“This is a great lesson in being patient.”
“I’m learning to really slow down and pay attention to what’s really important.”
“My health is the most important resource I have.”
“Never give up!”
Support your body the best you can with everything you know to be good for it. Do this in every aspect of your day including your self talk, the food you eat, the movies you watch, the rest you get.
Do each task with intension to heal: rest to heal, not just to rest. Think of the cells getting more energy for healing while you are resting. Think of your cells getting more oxygen when you breathe. Forgive yourself or anything/one you need to forgive to have a clear mind so you can support your healing.
Use your thoughts to orchestrate powerful teamwork that makes healing happen.
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