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Day 25 and staying alive

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Francis.Antonius, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Francis.Antonius

    Francis.Antonius New Member

    Well, today's been interesting. I went to the pool entirely by myself - usually i need a helper - and am very proud to have done this.

    On the other hand, i was nursing a tender neck from Active Release on Monday and the swimming seems to have aggravated it.

    This pattern of never resting and then beating myself up for it is really tiring.

    I am sick of the perfectionist based negativity that immediately follows any pain related activities.

    I have to: 1. Be much more forgiving of myself relative to my decision making and 2., Accepting of the fact that more movement, activites and exercises will result in flare ups from time to time.... we are all in a fight here and fighters get strains and sprains... its par for the course.

  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    I agree completely with your self=support here. You're not failing, and if you're beating yourself up about progress or decisions, then it is good to see that, and defend your right to be your growing, learning, imperfect self!

    I recommend Soul Without Shame to anyone who wants to learn self-compassion skills. It works with the superego, and you might be interested?

    Also, I love this meditation from Kristen Neff: The "self- compassion break."


  3. Francis.Antonius

    Francis.Antonius New Member

    Great suggestions Andy.


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