Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just an example

The time since my surgery has played havoc with my mind. I'm in pain a lot but that isn't the only problem. The meds for the pain make me tired. The pain makes me tired. The -----pounds of fat I'm carrying make me tired. So instead of looking like the top witch I look more like the bottom one. I went to the therapy center today and the pool is actually a life saver. I'm a water child anyway. I feel better in water than anywhere else. So the pool at the therapy center has become a haven for me. I did more exercise today than I have for a long time. Of course I was tired afterward. And in some pain. But after a rest at home, I'm able to say I am feeling a lot better.

I didn't understand why I was feeling so depressed. I never factored in the results on no movement and hurting on my chemical balance. I think I should begin to look at my body as a whole thing, not just a knee or a back. I know there are people out there, even young ones, who understand about the mind and body connection. I didn't connect it till today. I'd been hearing about yoga to help women relax enough to become pregnant. And I had neglected to look at the connection between stress and physical pain and depression. Categorizing isn't  helping me much. So after putting in some good workout today and now feeling better, my mind is more clearly defining what I need to do. I have had a membership at a gym for a while. I do believe I will start to use it since they have a pool similar to the one at the Results Therapy Center. That way I can do more and get more result. Yes I do know not to overdo.  Maybe my improved state of mind is partly because I feel as if I actually did something today. Whatever the cause, I am happy for it.


  1. Years ago, after much suffering, I learned about the body mind connection. There is a great book out there called "Your Body Believes Every Word you Say". I highly recommend it. Hoping you feel better soon. Prayers and healing thoughts are coming your way.

  2. I need to look into this mind-body connection because there is something I am not getting. I am tired all the time. I am never not tired. Thanks for the post. :-)

  3. Great post and I fully agree that a holistic approach to health and happiness is the way to go. It's more challenging than popping a pill and hoping to feel better but in the long run you learn a lot about yourself.
    On a related note - I read somewhere that we are all experts at putting our happiness in the future." I'll finally be happy when I marry this man, get that job, lose 10 pounds, get a good nights sleep, etc., etc..."
    We must all practice the art of finding happiness in the moment.

  4. Most widely applied abdominal exercise, abdominal workout programs that require your abs to tighten in order to keep you well-balanced will produce splendid end results because these workouts will work the smaller and difficult to tone muscles in your abdominal area.

  5. Note to Birdie. The mind-body connection seems to be most obvious when you are tired and suddenly someone comes up with something you really want to do. You get excited. Energy appears. Not tired anymore. There it is.