“I want to know how to deal with the ups and downs, feeling good then having a setback over and over and over. In the beginning it’s easier to know it won’t last, but when it keeps happening it gets harder to get through it. Also how to be more patient.”
“I am struggling with the fact that I have been dealing with a stress fracture since January from a car accident, have followed all my doc’s advice, and just had a setback again. So why, if I keep following the rules, AND my latest MRI shows the stress fracture is mostly gone, am I still having setbacks? There will be no tri season for me this year.”
“I would say how to handle the unexpected setbacks and the constant fear or having one. I feel like I cannot trust my body anymore.”
This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers three MORE questions from listeners.
Setbacks are a part of the process, and how you react to them helps determine how they’ll affect you. It’s never fair when you encounter one, but there are ways to reframe them to minimize their impact. Listen as Carrie talks us all through the process of viewing obstacles as opportunities, recognizing the gifts in our struggles, and seeking the support we need to get through it all.
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