April 5, 2017
Nobody likes to be in pain.
Well, maybe some of you might like it. Whatever floats your boat 🙂 When you are in pain you would do just about anything to get out of it. That’s the Law of Self Preservation. Ya kind of need this law so you don’t die. Dying is not a good option.
The brain and body have one goal, don’t die. It will sacrifice anything in the long term for the short term benefit of the now. It really doesn’t care about tomorrow. The brain only has eyes for RIGHT NOW. Any decision it makes now it can worry about the consequences later. Now matters more than the future.
In our quest to help the body recover from injury we make feeble attempts at lending a helping hand. We think we are so smart, well not so much. Often what holds us back are our good intentions. One of the easiest ways to help yourself get better is to simply get out of your own way and get out of your cerebral brain.
Stop thinking so much. Go to your primal survival critter brain. That brain cares jack shit about your double blind studies of what’s supposed to work. Work for who? Someone else’s body. What about YOURS. It’s different from everyone. Oh sure you may have similar anatomy but the EXPERIENCE of your anatomy is unique in the Universe. Nobody else has had it. So your back is NOT the same as another back. Treat it the same as everyone and you get can get poor results.
Research is cool. It keeps the brainiacs busy. However the single most important factor that affects movement and pain is the environment, The one you live in. And when was the last time you hung out in a research lab 24/7? Probably not so much.
So lets look at three ways you are trying to help yourself which may be actually sabotaging your progress.
Change in your habits. If you want to change a habit don’t do too much too soon.
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There ya have it. Give them a go and see what happens. Or you can keep doing more and more things with little to no lasting improvement. Sometimes the cray shit path is the best one to walk on, especially when the same old shit path stops working for ya.
Peace and share the mojo. #sharethemojo