Conversations that wind me up – Episode #643
Note: this is a fictional conversation. But one that is inspired by several conversations I have in my life as a PT.
Chris: Hi, how are you?
Fictional Mum: I’m OK. Well, sort of. I’ve still got that problem with my [Choose one: hip / back / knee / neck] which means I can’t do [Choose one: sleep / run / exercise / drive]
C: Oh, no. That’s a shame. How long has this been an issue now?
FM: Well a couple of weeks, I think. Actually probably more… It’s been a least since before xyz and that was 6 weeks ago. So it must be a couple of months now.
C: That’s a long time. What have you been doing about it?
FM: Mmmmmmm. Well not much. Resting, I suppose…
C: Resting is a good idea, but for acute injuries really though. So if you sprain your ankle, resting is a good idea. Resting is not really gonna help if it hasn’t helped in 2 months though. Have you thought about what else you could be doing?
FM: Mmmmmmmm. No, not really.
C: I see. So you’re hoping it’s gonna get better by wishful thinking? Or by ignoring it into submission? That sounds like a strategy!!! Or not. If your son / daughter had an ache or pain, would you wait two months without doing anything? Or would it be more like 2 days?
Hopefully you get the point…
You are important.
You need to prioritise your well-being. Whether it’s taking that exercise class, doing something about your weight, fixing a niggle or strain, or working out why you feel so tired all the time.
I get it. I really do. We’re busy looking after everybody else and there’s just never enough time to get to the bottom of the list.
But the point is, you need to get yourself off the bottom of the list!
You can’t fill from an empty cup… as they say.
You must look after your body cos it’s the only place you’ve got to live.
So take action:
What’s the one thing you’ve been putting off doing for yourself?
Go do it now!