A question I get asked all the time…
“Hattie, how do you deal with injuries?”
Which is quite a heavy question for me.
Especially when you have this strong identity of being a high performer, being a pro, being a world champion…
And you have been training
with passion and intensity for 15 years.
So this is me saying injuries are absolutely frustrating.
I’ve felt that deeply over the last year or so.
I couldn’t perform as much as I wanted.
I couldn’t train as hard as I could.
But this is all part of the journey.
And at some point in life,
everyone’s going to be exposed to injuries…
Anyway, I could assure you it’s been quite a journey.
And now, I have learned to recognise that: while injuries are frustrating…
They’re also quite humbling.
They expose to us our weakest links (which ALL of us have.)
They expose to us what we might be doing too much of…
Or what we’re not doing enough of.
So how do I handle that?
Let yourself fully experience the frustration at first.
And after you’ve had a little bit of a cry moment like I did…
pause for a moment,
“What can I do?”
“What can I learn?”
“What tools do I need to recover?”
“How do I stop this from happening again?”
“What do I need to do?”
“What is my weak link so that I can now support my system better?”
Because at the end of the day,
there’s ALWAYS something you CAN do.
And THAT in itself is enough.
After all, we will always be a work in progress.
Take it as your best chance to practise radical resourcefulness and radical self-growth. 🙂
Need help with that?
The Sports Model Project is a process of transformation and personal mastery, where you will learn to:
→ love all parts of you and hold yourself to the highest standards of self-compassion even with high standards
→ be more present and have a better experience with yourself
→ recognise and practise progress and that’s the route to self-mastery
Loving-kindness and light,
SMP Coaching Team