Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Taking an Advil, making statements like, “It only hurts in the morning, or when I move wrong,” are all examples of ignoring the obvious signs. Pain is actually a sign of good health. It is your body’s way of making you conscious of breakdowns in your system. These signs are designed to be dealt with. You can throw a bandaid over them with an Advil, ignore them with your stubbornness, or you can ask yourself what is actually going wrong.
Awareness of your aches and pains is the first step. Awareness means, more times than not, some level of acceptance; acceptance that there is something getting in your way of expressing your health and your life to its fullest. So of course this is something most of us ignore. We are too busy to add another thing to our plates correct? Unfortunately, ignoring or avoiding pain only leads to further problems down the road.
Ben Franklin stated: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Be aware of your pain. Accept it. And then take the necessary steps (one at a time) toward addressing those issues that are preventing you from living your life to its fullest!