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Set Backs and Silver Linings

Flare ups are no fun...

But rest assured that they are a normal part of any process.

Whether triggered by accidentally ‘overdoing it’, or seemingly no reason at all, feeling like you’ve taken 1 step forward and 5 steps backwards happens.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when this happens:

This state is not permanent

You have lived the proof that this level of pain or dysfunction isn’t permanent. You got away from it before, and you will get away from it again.

The fact that things are fluctuating and changing means they can fluctuate and change some more

It means you are not stagnant. You may be in a less than desirable fluctuation at the moment, but you can eventually feel even better than you did previously. 

This used to be your norm.

You are being reminded of how you used to feel all the time, when you would have given anything to feel more comfortable – more functional. 

Well, you’ve had that ‘more comfortable and more functional’ now, AND your brain has probably forgotten just how cranky things used to be. Use this as an opportunity to truly recognize and appreciate how much change your body has undergone. 

Your body is amazing, don't forget that!

It’s doing its best to get better, but every once in a while, we all hit a wall! 

In good time, you’ll get back on track, and the next time you have a ‘set back’ or ‘flare up’, it probably won’t be as intense – it will be a reflection of a more recent state and you will yet again be reminded of how much further you have progressed.

Keep your chin up and take that next step forward when your body is ready!

This blog entry was written by Heather and is based on what she has seen resonate with, and work for her clientele for over a decade. She is a career student who keeps her massage and yoga therapy training current, and does her best to keep up with the newest research and evidence.

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