Over the next 30 days I will be posting a daily challenge for you to complete during your day. Now don't worry I won't be asking you to go flipping any tires or run marathons and there certainly won't be any burpies! Whew! Though you may still feel like you've been put through the wringer when you're done. (I hope not though)
The challenges will not be time consuming, relatively easy to complete and you can incorporate it into your daily routine as you make the time...but you need to make the time! Now I do realize we are each living with our own physical abilities and limitations, however, my hope is to challenge your thoughts, your abilities and to encourage you to make the changes in your life that you want for you moving forward.
Please keep in mind....the challenges will cost nothing but your time and your effort. The benefits however, are rich and you reap the rewards of your efforts. Pain may have changed you but you can take back the control. Little steps lead to big changes and I hope you will take the step for you.
So...Are you on board? Are you ready to start? Good! Let's get started then....
LCP Boot Camp challenges will be posted in the LCP Boot Camp category
List 5 positive coping skills that you use to manage your pain. Include when, where and how the skills are used. What benefits do you gain from using these skills?
- When I am feeling overwhelmed I head to a beach where I am surrounded by the sounds, sights and smells that soothe and calm me. I always feel more relaxed after a visit to the beach.
- When my body is hurting, I have a bubble bath. The hot water is helpful in soothing my aches and the bubbles are something I like. I may also take a book to read.
- When my thoughts drag me down, I remind myself how far I've come and how strong I've become because of my pain. It doesn't have control of me unless I let it.
- When doing the chores and I'm hurting, I play my music loud, dancing and singing. Sure it takes a little more time, but having my music on helps to occupy my mind on something other than my pain.
- When feeling my emotional pain, I do a little art therapy and paint. There is no thought to what I'm painting, I'm just feeling the emotions and putting it on canvas. When the painting is done, my emotions have been released and I feel calmer. Painting also helps to block out the pain even if only for a little while.
When you are finished writing your list, put it on the fridge as a reminder of what you can do to soothe your aches and pains...when you need a little reminder to take good care of you. The more positive coping skills you have and can draw from when feeling the rage, the more able you are of controlling your pain.
learn what soothes and calms you and as always...take good care of you