I sprained my ankle last week. Yeah, I know, right? How can this happen?
The answer is: I was too occupied with everything going on. When I got a chance to go out for a run, I was thinking about everything I needed to do and moving my schedule and tasks around my head. So, I didn’t see the stones on the road and by the time I was on the ground, it was too late.
It took me a good minute to finally got up. Luckily, I was only a mile away from home and it wasn’t too difficult to drag my bump ankle home.
So, in the past five days, all I can do was got up, plan my day, meditate, and work. I started to feel my mood sour and tank after so many days just sitting around.
Being an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist, I know it’s important I cope with the stress bottom up (meaning not from my head but with my body). This morning, I decided to do some yoga. I did about 15 minutes of Sun Salutation and about a minute of Toe Stretches to stretch out my sprained ankle.
Here is the link for the Sun Salutation, a very easy one.
Here are the YouTube Yoga website I commonly visited for your reference.
Here are the appts for meditation I often used to help me calm dwon with my anxiety.
I felt great when I looked at the sun rise outside of my window while I saluted to the Sun.
Overthinking? Maybe moving around your body for about 10-15 minutes will be helpful.
Now, onward with our day. May your day be healthy and safe.