Hi everyone. Our mental attitude affects everything. I know that’s a common sense statement, but it makes for a great opening line. Many people, with or without realizing it, are in a permanent state of complaining. Everything is fatalistic, not worth trying, and simply worthless. Complaining is constant on every level, from the conscious to subconscious. These individuals enjoy being around other complainers. Do you fall into this mindset?
Everyone complains at some time or another. However, half of the population loves complaining so much that it becomes ingrained in their personalities. Instead of viewing setbacks as hidden opportunities, these people see everything in black. Negative thoughts and language take over.
Cases in point:
Instead of doing physical therapy exercises that can improve flexibility and comfort, the person chooses to focus on the immediate pain level. â€œOh, I don’t do those exercises. They hurt too much. What’s the point?â€ are the thoughts that are both verbalized and internalized. So..the person has a reason for living in continual pain, discomfort, and â€œsympathy modeâ€. It draws attention to them. The individual believes those exercises won’t work, and by golly, they won’t. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Some people are lucky enough to have walking aids that increase motoring speed and skill. Please remember..not everyone can afford these items or have access to them. That is why I say some are lucky to have the items. Musculoskeletal pain levels likely diminish when these aids are used. But are they? No, complainers choose to focus on the drawbacks of using these items.
Focusing on the drawbacks fuels the fire that hinders pedestrian and motorized traffic. Instead of using the aids to make mobilizing easier an attitude of â€œLet them wait. They don’t know what I’m going through,â€ is adopted by the individual. â€œThat walker is too difficult to fold up. It gets in the way, etc.â€ So, a cane is used that completely alters the individual’s body alignment. It exacerbates the pain and discomfort. This is but one example.
Kindly take some time to notice your everyday attitude. Is it one of viewing life as a creative â€œcan doâ€ challenge or one of viewing life as a horrible existence? The decision is yours.
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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.