Recovering from an injury is something that can really tire your body out and which requires your full dedication. Try to ignore your injury and you will find that it quickly gets worse, while ‘giving up’ and spending all your time in bed feeling sorry for yourself will only cause your body to give up too.
Recovery takes dedication in the form of exercise, correct nutrition and research. Throughout all this it’s crucial to maintain a positive attitude which has been shown to have proven benefits for the body and to help speed up healing. This can be difficult of course when you’re lying injured in bed, unable to move and in a lot of pain but there are several things you can do to keep your levity. Here we will look at how you can stay looking on the Brightside even when you’re body it failing you.
Get Support From Your Friends and Family
Getting support from your friends and family is rarely as important as when you’re struggling in bed after an accident. Of course you will be reliant on their good nature to an extent but just make sure that you are open to their help and their offers for support. If the support doesn’t come right away then don’t be afraid to reach out either; call up your friends, ask them to come round and generally try to stay sociable.
When you’re feeling sorry for yourself with your leg in cast or your ears ringing, there has seldom been a time that you were more deserving of a treat. Now is the time to finally let yourself buy that new computer, or to treat yourself to some new magazines and computer games. Whatever your particular weakness, this can give you something to take your mind off your situation and get you looking forward to things.
Monitor Your Progress
No matter what is wrong with you, there will be times when you see improvement. Perhaps it’s the first time you are able to stand, or perhaps it’s when your arm comes out of the cast. Whatever the case, focus on these mile stones as positive improvement and get a sense of progress from it. It can also help to come up with a plan for your recovery so that you feel proactive rather than helpless.
If you are angry after your accident because you feel it was someone else’s fault then this isn’t going to help with your recovery at all. In this case you may want to try using a personal injury attorney who can help you to get compensation. Once you at least feel everything is fair you can focus on getting better rather than on feeling resentful.
Sometimes being injured can have serious psychological impacts on a person. If you find yourself really struggling with serious feelings of depression or stress, then you might want to get help from a specialist. Using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) you should be able to change your thought processes and improve your mood.
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Jack Blake is a physiotherapist is Atlanta. A happy go lucky guy, he treats his patients with a broad smile on his face, as he believes that it gives them confidence and helps them recover quickly. An avid blogger, he spends his free time writing articles on health issues.