Sports injuries can do as much harm to the psyche as they do to the body. If you have suffered an injury that took you out of commission for weeks or more, you may find that your mood dropped right along with your fitness. Finding healthy ways of coping with an injury is vital, not only to your physical recovery, but also for your mental recovery.
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The most important part of mental recovery is to stay actively involved in your rehab program, listen to your body and find alternate ways to keep active. Dealing with an injury takes time, patience and creativity. It's not easy to stay positive when your routine is disrupted, but it's essential to avoid negative self-talk. It is a perfect time to practice positive self-talk, and visualization.
When recovering from injuries, try to incorporate the following strategies:
- Use the Mind to Heal the Body
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