“When you think about it, how often is your mind completely absorbed in the task in front of you? How often do you catch your mind wandering off task? Our brains, you know, they like to wander off. Mindfulness helps us bring it back, rein it in, back into this moment.”
When you’re injured, it’s easy to get hooked by negative emotions—perceived failures in your past, frustrations about the present, and fears of an uncertain future.
You can’t rid ourselves of these feelings entirely; they’re a part of being human. But if they’re constantly hijacking your brain, taking you away from the present moment and your ability to do what’s necessary for your recovery, they become counterproductive.
Today, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson takes us through some ways to take those Fs—Failures, Frustrations, and Fears—and turn them into As, also known as the three-step Accept, Adapt, Act process. We cover mindfulness, why it’s not always about meditation (though that can help!), and real, tangible exercises to both snap yourself out of a funk in the moment and build your mindfulness muscle over time.
She also talks about the power of the group in working through these issues—and how you can join one of her Rebound coaching programs, which kick off soon.
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- Rebound worksheets, which include several of the exercises we mention
- Episode 32: Cindy and Carrie Travel Through Time
- Episode 3: How to Go FAR: Feel, Accept, Recover
- The book 8 Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life
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