“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
I see evidence of this everywhere. I meet people with back pain and other pain, and without preaching, I try to help them by telling them what I have learned.
But many are under the impression there is nothing they can do for their pain. They say stuff like “yeah, that’s a good idea, but it wouldn’t apply to me, because you see, I have __________.” (whatever other condition that prevents them from doing any exercise, for example).
Since I took action to get out of my “Back Pain Jail”(!) I am no longer thwarted by limiting beliefs. If you want to say something is not possible because of X, then do something to conquer X.
If you can’t conquer X because of Y, sort out Y before that.
I’m sure there’ll be a Z too, and an A, and a B and a C.
But be diligent. Just keep going until you have conquered them all!
With regards to pain relief, an alkaline/low carb (low GI) diet and low impact regular exericse are the two ways to start.
You CAN do it, but not if you keep coming up with reasons why you can’t.
As well as health quotes and funny quotes, I also tweet super quotes from high achievers from many walks of life, as not only are their quotes inspirational, but they are living proof that they overcame their obstacles.
People who built great empires had THOUSANDS more obstacles to overcome than you do in your battle against pain. And actually I shouldn’t use the word Battle as that implies hard work. It’s not difficult, if you remain consistent and do a bit each day.
Another great quote I love is:
“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
That quote especially applies to becoming pain-free; just don’t stop.
If you are lacking energy, and the last thing you want to do is exercise, no matter how little, try cutting down on carbs and sugar/fructose, and make the calories up by eating healthy oils, nuts, avocadoes, and beans.
I’ll cover this in more depth in another post, but it’s a start in banishing the zero energy that a lot of pain sufferers have, and the number one reason a lot of people can’t get started.
So anything is possible, as long as you have the right mindset to begin with.
The best of health to you