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What are you doing to get better?

Education | | Dr. Dann

Each day we are presented with a new opportunity. The sun rises anew, and it is an entirely unique opportunity to choose to live this day unlike any other. What are you going to do today to get better?

During times of adversity, we have two options, we can get better, or we can get bitter.

When we face injuries or setbacks, we can choose those times to engage the issue and press into it and become a problem solver, or we can let the issue rule us, defeat us, and get us down!

It's pretty amazing how much time can pass us by without us even realizing it. Go to work on Monday, we blink and it's the weekend then back to Monday in a flash.

Days and days can go on while we sit and think about getting the help we need. Before we know it, a week has turned into a month, and then into several months, and so on.

While we may not be getting worse, by doing nothing we are certainly not getting better. If we are not progressing towards getting better then what are we doing?

“Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” — ALFRED MONTAPERT

Not getting worse does NOT equal getting better. Not getting worse is NOT a good way to measure your physical health and wellness!

What are you doing today to make sure that you are in a better position tomorrow than you are in today?

Are you making your physical progress a priority so that you can seize the opportunity that each new day brings?

Here are 3 things you can do to create forward progress in your everyday life starting NOW!

  1. Get up more often by tricking yourself: If you have a desk job, or just find yourself being a little more sedentary than you would like, try little tricks to get yourself moving. You can set a timer for 30 minutes to remind yourself to stand up and stretch frequently. Another example is you can have a smaller cup of water or coffee, thus ensuring you would need to stand up more regularly to walk across the room and re-fill it. Even small spurts of movement can help with stiffness and tightness. A small step is still better than no step.
  2. Use your lunch break to walk around: Often people use their lunch break to just go sit in another location. Perhaps you can create a lunch that is good on the go. Enjoy getting outside and getting some sun while also getting some extra steps in and getting your blood flowing a little bit during the day. Again, even a small change can have a big impact.
  3. Don’t neglect your rehab sessions! Continuing your sessions, even when you start to feel better, is an essential tool to the longevity of one's physical freedom. We often start seeing a rehab specialist to get better, then once we start to feel better we think we can do it all on our own. Unfortunately, this is often when we start to see setbacks. Continued support from our rehab specialist can and will keep us on the right track for keeping ourselves moving in the right direction! Feeling Better doesn’t mean just out of pain, it means continuing forward progress for the long run!

If you are reading this and you aren't sure what the next best step is for you but you know you want to be better than yesterday, we would love to talk to you.

Do something today to create forward progress So That you can live and move however you want for the rest of your life!

Schedule a call today and let's talk about it.