Episode 82 – Why Pain is Good
Episode 82 – Why pain is good
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi
One of the funny things about Australian’s is we have the “it’ll be right” type of attitude – – which is ironic when there’s some alarming health and fitness issues going on at the national (and even global) level.
If you get injured, it’ll be right.
If you have the “flu”, it’ll be right.
If you compromise your health by eating rubbish food over the holidays and start to get heartburn regularly, the attitude is the same, it’ll be right.
But it’s not.
These signals of pain are telling you something.
This is where we need to stop and think about what this pain means.
Yes, it might mean to see the doctor – but take some initiative and look at your lifestyle choices as well.
Read on below.
Reflect daily to pick up on any subtle clues your body, mind and spirit (subconscious) are sending out and then adjust your trajectory immediately – whether it be seeing an exercise coach to adjust your gym technique, setting up mindfulness triggers for nutrition habits to keep you on track, or even installing mindset resets at regular times in your life so that your confidence stays high, your attention is on point and nothing can distract you from what’s important.
Look at the pain straight on, work out what it’s telling you and then act. Pain is good when you know how to use it as feedback.
Here’s a good question to consider:
“What habits and behaviours am I doing, or beliefs am I following that are causing this pain?“
“What simple things can I do daily to fix this issue?”
Listen to what comes up.
Then act on it.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.