Debbie, a client, and I were just speaking about how important it is to take care of yourself.
As a mother, a wife, a business partner, women take on many roles. Most of the roles are also caring for others.
But what about yourself?
How long has that nagging ache been there that you have been ignoring?
Has it now developed into something more, making it more difficult for you to go up and down stairs, take your children to their appointments, or even stop you from taking walks outside?
If you don’t take care of yourself, how are you supposed to care for someone else who needs you?
That nagging ache can turn into a constant pain that just takes over your thoughts all day and leaves you with no reserves to help anyone in your family. You know what I mean! We have all done this thinking “yes I can just work through that pain and try to get done what I need to do”.
Or better yet, let’s just ignore it and maybe in the morning it will be gone!
It is hard to schedule one more thing into your life when you already have so much going on, but the pace you are working at is slower because you are having difficulty concentrating when you are in pain.
If you take the time to help yourself and not only eliminate the pain, but then work on becoming more mobile and functional to prevent recurrences, think of all the work you can then get done and spend time with your family and enjoy the activities you do together – without thinking about the pain and if that next move is going to set it off again or make it worse.
The longer you take to deal with the issue, the longer it will take to progress you on the road to recovery – whether your goal is to walk the dog, play tennis, get back into running, return to dance class, or hike on trails.
Why not give us a call or click here to schedule a Free 20 minute call to discuss what your issues are and how we can help you have a more independent, fully functional life? Call us at 301-493-9257 so together we can assess what is happening and make a plan of action.
To Your Health,