3 ways to Stay In Pain

Number One – “Ignore the pain”:

Pain is always a message that something is wrong.

If everything is OK structurally with your body then there is something in your life that needs addressing.

However, what we tend to do is mask the message with Pain killers and carry on with life.

Of course there is a place for Pain Relief medication, but should it be part of your daily routine for the rest of your life?

I suggest, using Pain as a message from your unconscious that something in your life is not how you want it to be!

Number Two – “Keep doing the same thing”:

If you want a different result then you are going to have to take a different approach.

If you are in Chronic Pain then keep looking for different options / alternative therapies, until you find something that works for you.

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results” – Albeit Einstein

Number Three – “Put yourself last”:

This is a great way to stay in Pain!

Often we put others needs before our own.

But in reality to be in a good position to help others, we must first be well and healthy ourselves.

So invest in your health!

It is so easy to make excuses e.g. lack of time or money.

However, we are talking about our health, the most precious gift!

Everything is affected by health, so prioritise it above everything.

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn

Tony Robbins Quote

Negative Thinking

Negative thoughts which keep going round and round in one’s mind are problematic, as it is well proven that the thoughts that we have affect our physiology.

For example:

A Negative thought can weaken the immune system, create tension in our muscles, creating pain, release toxins into our body and overall hinder and restricts our body from thriving.

However:

Positive thoughts strengthen our immune system, release happy hormones, speeds up recovery times from injury and illness and helps create a healthy and happy body.

This is helpful to know, but when we are caught up in negative thoughts, we are often unaware of it, until our body lets us know via a symptom or pain. So the first step is awareness, catch the thought! Most likely it is a repeat of something or a possibility of something happening, but that’s all that it is, a possibility.

There are a million other possibilities as well, and WE CAN choose which possibility to obsess about.

When we are in full flow of negative thoughts, they often feel like a vehicle going at a speed of 100mph, and just like a vehicle which has the momentum of 100mph, you have to slow it down before you can turn it around.

Once you have it at a standstill or a reasonable speed you can then choose the direction you wish to go.

So here’s a tip to deal with obsessive negative thoughts ……………………….

Step 1 – Awareness: Use tension/symptoms in your body as an indicator to become aware of thoughts, if you have good awareness, simply catch the thought.

Step 2 – Slow it down: Put the brakes on. The breath is a fantastic anchor, because it is always available. Focus on the breath; it helps to count after each outbreath e.g. up to 10.

Step 3 – Choose a new direction: What makes you happy? What is the best scenario which could happen? How do you want to be? Take some time building a new image as clear as you can.

Step 4 – Repeat step 1, 2, & 3, as often as you can. You are creating a new neuropathway in your brain which is going to positively affect your body.

I’ll leave you with a quote:

I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened

-Mark Twain

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Life is not fair

Out of all the days, the mother of a friend of mine died on Mother’s day.

This got me thinking, life really doesn’t except should and shouldn’t of…….things just happen …………

It might sound a bit doom and gloom, but as a Pain Relief Coach, you do notice that a lot of physical tension is caused by people trying to control outcomes or more specifically, people struggling to let go of control.

As you can imagine, trying to control things that cannot be controlled will cause tension.

In acknowledging that life is not fair and that things just happen, this will make a big step towards you letting go of control and in turn positively affecting your health.

Dr Lipton’s quote emphasises this perfectly:

The moment you change your perceptions is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body