4 Ways to Stay Motivated Through Physical Pain

Posted By on Jun 9, 2015 | 2 comments


4 Ways to Stay Motivated Through Physical Pain
by Z Zoccolante
(first published on Peaceful Dumpling)

 

A few years ago, I tracked my headaches for 30 days in a row. They’d start midmorning and by evening I’d often cry myself to sleep. Worried I might have something seriously wrong with me, my family told me to see a doctor.

 

There was nothing wrong, thank God, but the headaches continued. It was only after I quit that job that I realized my headaches had become waaaaay less frequent.

 

Being a massage therapist, I’m aware that our emotions can often manifest in our bodies as physical pain. Here are a few of the possible emotional diagnoses for headaches:

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You can do it. Keep that forward locomotion. Choochoo.

People are great not because of their circumstances, but in spite of them. (Tweet this)

 

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Z :)

 

 

 

If you liked this you might enjoy these from some other writers:
On Physical Injury And Recovery by Mary Hood Luttrell
When A Health Nut Gets Cancer by Hali Richardson

From yours truly:
How to Keep Going (when you can’t see the end)
Which Things to Let Slide: How A Sloppy Exterior May Indicate Internal Success
Stop Helping People: The Compassionate Truth About Suffering
On being sick: Can’t Sleep. Freezing Cold. Clown Will Eat Me.
On our personal kryptonite: The Kryptonite Nail in my Tire.
On escaping our lives: Building a Fort to Escape Life.
On boundaries: 4 Tips to help you say No, with Love
On Trust: 2 Things To Trust When Life Isn’t Going Well
On being Overwhelmed: Overwhelmed? How to End Mental Paralysis.

2 Comments

  1. Oh how I can relate to pain. I have had some issues with my body being in pain. I have decide to work through it and I know exercising or just walking helps. I definitely think you can dwell on pain but what’s the point. Trying to stay positive and looking towards all the good things i have have kept me on track to brighter days. I know keeping busy and motivated keeps my mind off of the pain. I will overcome my pain and know I will be happier and healthier with a can do attitude. Super blog.

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    • Z Zoccolante

      Yes, me too, as today I’m recovering from a migraine. It’s a challenge to stay positive and yet I do believe that our bodies are trying to tell us something, even if that something is to take some time to nurture ourselves. I wish you the best with your walks outdoors and dwelling on positive, happy things. :)

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