If you follow me on Insta, you’ll know that I had surgery this week.
It was a pretty cool op, actually.
Basically, my surgeon took some looser skin from my belly (thank you post-pregnancy skin! My surgeon actually squealed and clapped his hands in glee when he realised I actually had a little excess skin to work with for once ??) and used it to fix a burn contracture on my hand and foot.
What’s a burn contracture, you ask?
Well, my curious friend, it’s a pretty common occurrence for burns patients. Basically, it happens when burned skin tightens and contracts over time, eventually putting tension and pressure on the bones or joint beneath. And yes, not to be a sook, but it’s as painful as it sounds.
Over the past few years, the skin on my hand has been getting tighter and tighter. It got to a point where it felt like the tension was going to dislocate the joint.
So, we fixed it!
Maybe it’s the painkillers ?but ever since the op this week, I’ve been thinking about how pain influences our ability to make a decision or make a change in our lives.
See, I’ve been in pain from these for a few years now. And yeah, I probably could have dealt with it earlier, but it took my pain getting to a critical point before I actually made the space in my diary and booked in the operation.
Isn’t that the case for so many things in our life?
Whether it’s avoiding a growing financial debt, or putting off some positive health and lifestyle changes – so often we wait until the situation becomes acutely painful before making a change.
It’s kind of like that old adage: if you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it’ll jump straight out. But if you put a frog in a pot of cold water and slowly bring it to boil, it’ll hang out there until it’s too late. ??
So, I’m not prescribing an action or a strategy to you this week.
Instead, I’d just love you to have a think about this:
Is there a situation or issue in your life that’s causing you discomfort? And what would or could you do to avoid it causing you more pain?
So, if you’re not loving your job right now, what can you do about it? Could you maybe update your resume? Meet with a recruiter? Or even just talk to some friends who have made a career switch?
This is important: I’m not telling you to focus on the things you see as going wrong in your life – but if there’s something within your control to change, why not get the ball rolling sooner rather than later?
Something to think about.
Let me know your thoughts, in the comments below.
Until next week,
PS – I’m so stoked to see so many people downloading and reading my eBook Mindset Magic this month. I’ve had so many emails and comments from people reading it – stoked so many are loving it!