Aug 13, 2020
Wherever you are, stop for a moment and take stock of what’s on your mind. Then, look down at your feet. Ask yourself: Are your body and mind in the same place?
Your physical being occupies space in the present moment. But often, our thoughts are a million miles away, fretting over the past or fearful of the future: Will I ever run again? What if I hadn’t gone on that last ride or collided with that other player? Am I going to get re-injured? Those types of thoughts can hook us, leaving us untethered to reality and unable to move on.
In Chapter 4 of our book Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, we (Carrie and Cindy) discuss this habit of time traveling and how it can be detrimental to recovery. We describe how to catch yourself taking these less-than-productive trips. From there, you can recenter your mind on the here and now, adapt to the existing reality, and act to move toward a better future.
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