Day: August 21, 2019

5 Steps to Recover from an Injury, On and Off the Mat5 Steps to Recover from an Injury, On and Off the Mat

Over the past two years, while dealing with a slow-healing hip injury, I’ve learned that injuries not only affect your physical life—which can have a major impact if you’re an active person or use your body for your profession, like I do—they can also take a toll on your mind, emotions, and finances. Though the first six months post-injury were especially difficult, once I started to implement the following life-changing steps, my journey became a lot easier.

1. Take Care of Your Injury, but Don’t Let Your Injury Take Over Your Life.

When dealing with an injury, obviously take good care of your body, avoid activities that make the injury worse, and be sure to get all the medical attention you need. If you know the healing process is going to take a long time, it’s important not to get your identity wrapped up with your injury. You are experiencing …