Having been forcefully kept in one place because of an injury isn’t fun for anyone. It can be especially punishing for a person who has a full and active life. While some injuries only take a few days of rest to be heal completely, other injuries can be so bad that you’re home and bed bound for months. In such moments, it’s perfectly human to feel irritable and want the rest of the world to just disappear, leaving you to your misery.
And because we do, we’ve put together a few tips that will help your time spent recovering from an injury a little bearable.
We can’t stress on how important this is. Staying positive helps a large part, in not only making your recovery time faster, but also in the healing and the recovery itself. We know it’s hard to stay positive, but do give it a try; we promise it makes a difference.
No, we don’t mean all that junk food you’ve got stocked up close to you. Set them aside and try to eat correctly. Eating the correct food plays a vital part in injury recovery, so don’t disregard it.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetable, and drink a lot of water. Ask your doctor for foods that you should avoid and foods that help you recover.
Getting a massage.
This, of course depends on the injury. Always consult your doctor before you set an appointment for a massage. Most gentle and effective soothing massage places now have massage HICAPS.
Check with your local massage place if they have massage HICAPS available in their payment plans.
Being clean, everywhere.
Yes, you read that right. While being clean and getting someone to cleanup around you may not help with the recovery itself, it can definitely help you mentally. It might seem like a trivial thing to do, and it definitely won’t come under your priority list, but it still works. If your injuries prevent you from moving around too much, ask a friend or family member to help you. Trust us, they’ll be happy to help.
A little fresh air.
Again, it depends on how bad your injury is. But if you can manage it, a little fresh air will help you when you’re feeling locked up and caged in. A refreshing walk (preferably with company) would be perfect, but if your injuries prevent that, even a quiet moment in your garden or balcony will also do.
Friends and family.
The easiest targets when you feel miserable.
Do try not to push them or their kindness away. As frustrating and painful as it is for you, they don’t have it easy either. While you can focus on your recovery, all they can do is hover helplessly around you. Having people who care about you helps a great deal in making the recovery period bearable, so don’t push them away.
Remember, it’s all about baby steps. You made it, you survived…you only have this injury to get over. You can do it!