My Pain Specialist keeps telling me “baby steps”. I must focus on each day alone…allowing my body to set the pace. Having a goal (i.e. 4 laps of the house) is good…yet must taper with where body actually is (i.e. 2 laps of house a day).
Remember, each activity that is performed during the day…each one is exercise. These include getting dressed, fixing breakfast, cleaning dishes or just prepping them for dishwasher, feeding dogs, brushing teeth, washing face, shower (when enough strength), letting dogs out, walking lap of house, laundry (non shower days), heating lunch, prepping/making dinner…
Balanced with the necessary breaks — sitting in chair with ice, using ball for feet, laying on the couch, prayer time, reading, watching TV, computer time…
God placed the perfect image into my mind! I was taking my first steps…true “baby steps”…my little hands grasping large, strong hands. My steps erratic and unsure…just driven by instinct to push through.
“Baby steps” are just that! The small steps taken by toddlers not slow paced adult steps! This insight has provided such a sense of calm, as I am further reassured that Heavenly Father is with me, assisting with my chronic health battles.
I am no longer viewing my activity level and where I am currently based upon “normal” perspective. I am not recovering from an injury. I have permanent health conditions that severely impact my quality of life.
Viewing my situation with this “new normal” in mind has truly lightened my load!
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