it took an injury to slow me down

Posted on: Wed, 08/21/2019 - 9:25am
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i don't work out very much but when i decided to over the weekend i ended up spraining my ankle. when i was working out i was so beyond exhausted but pushed through it because i felt like i should. one thing my therapist has taught me is should vs want. i didn't want to work out but felt that i should. she wants me to eliminate any "shoulds." and i went against that and i also pushed my body when it didn't need or want to be pushed. i am always in go go go mode and can't seem to slow my mind down. this was the lesson of all lessons. now i am laid up and hobbling around everywhere. i actually have no choice but to slow down. why does it take an injury to slow me down? why can't i slow down on my own?

Posted on: Wed, 08/21/2019 - 3:59pm
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Hi Bali Bae, I am so sorry to hear that you got injured. It is so sad how sometimes when we don't want to slow down, life will slow us down someway somehow. I've been there several times and I never seem to learn my lesson so my lessons become bigger and greater so that maybe one day I will make a real change. Believe me, you want to slow down if and when you can because you don't want the next slow down to be something bigger. You are giving me a really big reminder that we need to listen to our bodies. I wish for you to get better quickly and hopefully, you can slow down a bit, I am right there with you.

Posted on: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:25pm
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Joined: 08/09/2019 - 15:38

thats rough bali hope you're feeling better. i didn't get injured but really burned out to the point where i was bed ridden and that was a massive wake-up call. scared me straight and now i have to really watch myself to make sure i don't repeat past patterns.

Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 9:10am
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For me, it wasn't an injury but getting super sick and extremely fatigued. That's what slowed me down. Well, I didn't have a choice in the matter it took me out completely. I wasn't able to do anything or go anywhere. My social life was non-existent for a few months. It was devastating and depressing to be holed up in my bedroom and on my sofa for months on end. Thank goodness that I worked from home but even that was challenging. Now I do not take my health for granted. I listen to my body and make sure that I take care of myself. It was a scary episode and one that I didn't take lightly.

Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 2:22pm
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it's sad that it takes something drastic to get us to slow down. i wish i could listen to my body and hear it screaming at me to slow down but my mind goes at a million miles per minute sometimes and i just want to keep going regardless of what my body says. i'm hoping this injury will change that. stay tuned :-)

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