Injuries, Inflammation, Impatience
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Thursday of last week I fell. I tripped on an unlevel piece of sidewalk between the parking garage and the building where I was working and caught myself with my face. I have some pretty spectacular bruising but I was fortunate not to have broken anything and not to have needed stitches in my chin. I am however injured, swollen and incredibly impatient with the healing process.
Thursday Through Monday
I am not bothered by my appearance. I'm frustrated by the lingering aches and pains that won't let me do all I want to do. I've gained 3 pounds that I'm sure is largely due to the swelling but that doesn't make it any less annoying to me.
My coaching challenge yesterday was to write a letter to myself as if I were writing to a friend who was facing a similar challenge. So here goes:
It's ok not to be ok. It's ok to have a setback. It's ok to allow yourself time to recover. LISTEN to your body. You've spent the last several months learning to trust it. Trust it now. Rest when you need to. Don't push past your limits. It's ok to be weak. It's ok to be hurt. Trust the process. Do what you can and don't feel guilty about what you can't. You are enough. You're DOING enough. Take care of you.