Jun 23, 2022
“What do you say to people after you get injured and their comment is ‘maybe your body is telling you something?’ This phrase irritates the heck out of me. Of course I’m always looking for something to be learned from an injury but how do they know what MY body is telling ME? I’m reading REBOUND right now (so good) and there are so many athletes with repeated injuries who push through to come back stronger, which is exactly what I want to do. But I wonder how many people told those athletes “maybe your body is trying to tell you something?’ What do you say to that annoying judgment?”
This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers a question from listener Erin.
Carrie describes her own gut reaction to seemingly insensitive comments—and how she takes a beat to respond more thoughtfully. Decide how YOU want to feel after these interactions, she advises, and then offers a few strategies you can take, from assuming good intent to deflecting to being straightforward about how hurtful something feels.
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