I’m an extremely active person who thrives on constant movement and training, so when my doctor told me to stay away from physical activity for six weeks after suffering a minor injury, I felt like it would completely shut me down. Physical activity is such a huge part of my physical and (especially) mental health and wellness, so for me, being on the “disabled list” for the foreseeable future was very frustrating. Instead of sulking about it, I decided to use this “downtime” to reflect and reset. I’ve been pushing my body pretty hard this summer, so maybe this was its way of telling me to relax and let it repair. I began to realize that while focusing so much on my body, I neglected to give my mind the attention it needed.
So instead of wallowing in my sorrows, I am using this time to refocus. I am retraining myself to be more present and express more gratitude and love. I am actually happy that I have this time. It is obvious that I needed it. I am taking full advantage and cannot wait to see where I am at the end of this downtime.