You should stay positive in your thoughts and keep anxiety to a minimum.
You should have short and long term goals to heal and recover from
your injury. You need to choose to be smart and work on getting
through the pain from your rehab program. If you are being negative
will only cause a slow healing process and can cause more pain.
Deep breathing will help you relax and get
oxygen to the injured area which will lesson the pain. Meditation of
soothing imagery such as laying on a beach, floating in space,etc
should be included with your deep breathing. Therapeutic massage of
the muscles, tendons, and ligaments is also vital to help you recover.
You need to acknowledge the pain and what area of the body it is
centered in. This will help your mind focus on the internal healing
You need to developed a positive attitude
to manage the pain. Your process to recovery is dependent on your over
all attitude and continuing your therapeutic routines. You must not
over work the injured area, all this will do is increase the pain and
slow down the healing. Your short term goal is to reduce the pain ,
swelling and have a positive mental state. You can control this by
restricting activity , using ice on the injured area. Protect the
injured area and decrease movements will help with the painful
muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
How to help prevent sickness and getting sick
Everybody gets sick, however, there are some ways to prevent it from
happening so often.
Sickness is always worse in the winter because of the close quarters
indoors where germs can multiply. Everybody inside all the time makes
bacteria, viruses, and germs travel easily from person to person.
Wash your hands regularly, at least twenty seconds, in warm water.
Keep your hands off your face and dry with a clean towel. A lot of germs
get on your hands, and when you touch your hands to your face, there
is an easy in for the germs to get into your body. They can go in
through your nose, mouth, or eyes.
Get enough rest and relax. When your sleep your immune system gets
stronger. Sleeping will also help prevent bags and dark circles under
your eyes. Exhaustion also leads to sickness, so get plenty of rest.
Eat enough fruits and vegetables and take vitamins.
A good diet and proper nutrition is essential to prevent sickness. Stay
hydrated drink plenty of water and 100% juice drinks. If you are sick
you need to replace what's going out. Hydration can prevent whatever
you have from becoming worse.
Do not share drinks, food, utensils, toothbrushes, or towels this is
important. Even sharing cigarettes can spread germs between people.
Sharing these items is a sure fire way to get sick. Most of the time
your immune system does not react the same way to the same germs.
So, what happens to one person, may be different in someone else. Other
tip for preventing sickness, is keep good oral health. Brush your
teeth and tongue several times a day. Make sure to use an
antibacterial soap when you wash.