Make Your Path To Recovery Sweeter

February 20, 2020

When you have been injured, your body needs to deal with a lot of pressure during the recovery process. Pain can accompany your healing process and become an everyday occurrence. For someone who has been living a pain-free existence until their accident, it can be a highly distressing situation. Being in pain is as much a physical as an emotional sensation, which can affect not only your mood but also your healing. 

Indeed, the more pain you feel, the more pressure your body has to deal with, and therefore, it can slow down its ability to recover. 

Additionally, pain increases your stress levels. Being in pain acts as a catalyst for fears and worries, which is why pain is often associated with anxiety and panic disorders. It is a vicious cycle you cannot break from easily: Pain causes stress, which in turn causes more pain. 

While you cannot erase emotional and physical pain overnight, you can help your mind to relax. Making the recovery path sweeter reduces your pain sensation and your stress.

Friend & Family

Find Someone Who Is On Your Side 

When you are on your own, things can rapidly take a bitter turn. But you do not have to go through the recovery process alone. On the contrary, surrounding yourself with people who have your best interests at heart is detrimental to your mood and your healing. Just because you are stuck at home does not mean you cannot spend time with your friends. Invite people who care about you and enjoy a moment together. 

Additionally, it is a good idea to find supporters who can protect your rights, such as injury lawyers who are always prepared to fight to obtain fair compensation. If you have been injured outside of the workplace, you can also reach out to your employer and discuss with them the possibility of getting your job back once you’ve recovered. Not every employer can promise to keep your role as it is, but most will be happy to have you back as you bring skills and expertise they may not find elsewhere. 

Let Your Mind Do The Hard Work 

Your mind is one of the most powerful tools you have. And it is also one of the most underused. Did you know that you can use healing meditation to improve your condition? First of all, it is fair to say that meditation will not mend broken bones or cure your disease. But it helps to reduce stress, which means your body can focus on healing rather than being under pressure. A stress-free life sounds sweet to you, right? 

Home Remedies That Give A Little Boost 

Nothing can replace the expertise of a trained doctor. But it does not mean you cannot use home-made remedies to boost your recovery. There is something in your pantry that has amazing healing properties and tastes sweet: Honey. Indeed, honey can be used to treat open wounds, as it has antibiotic properties and can fight infection. And if your stress levels keep you awake at night, a spoonful of honey combined with apple cider vinegar can help you to rest like a baby. 

Why should recovery be painful and long when it can get sweet and short? Do nor think that getting hurt is a fallback. You can use the time to take care of yourself and your mind and get back on your feet! 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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