Throwback Thursday picture. That ray of light is everything.
And throwback to the past weeks since I've been benched from my life.
I've had some down moments. I admit I lacked the motivation to get back to my outdoors-related business that I love. The business suffered, still is, from it. Realizing is one thing, kicking yourself in the butt to move forward is another. So this is not about "why me".
I take this as "life's challenging me," and I will prove it all I can do. A few thoughts I had/have. Maybe you too? Mind sharing yours?
Lowered my expectations regarding my physical abilities for at least a year;
Surprised by what I achieve, which in turn keep me in a positive mood;
Take this opportunity to slow down and re-think my goals;
Accepted—no, scratch that—working on accepting more pain and discomfort for a little while with a smile, or with wine🙃;
Reminding myself, it's temporary!;
Grateful for what I can do, not focusing on what I can't do;
Noticing all the little steps in the right direction.
And the super cliché of "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" can be true, it's up to me.
I admit having kids and a business to run is a blessing in this situation. I'm not peak performing at these either, but my little world keeps on turning even if I'm disabled. I can't stop for too long and think about how my situation sucks. I need to show up.
The journey to recovery is physically challenging, but the mental part plays tricks too. Our body is taken care of at every PT session. Our attitude is all up to us.
Let me know what drives you, what works for you! The more we share with each other, the stronger we can get! - 6 hours ago