How To Handle It

Today’s journal prompt is “what can I do for myself when I’m in physical or emotional pain?”

Part One: Physical Pain

Managing physical pain depends on the cause.  Is it acute or chronic?  The key to managing pain is listening to my body.  Acute pain is caused by either injury or soreness due to overdoing an activity.  An example of overdoing something is when I run a longer distance than usual or am adding muscle mass at the gym.  An example of acute injury is spraining an ankle.  Both are managed the same way with a couple of adaptations: RICE.  Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevatioin.  


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