What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a time when you were in physical pain? It was a pretty bad memory right? It might have been so significant that you still carry trauma from that event. Well, perhaps we can begin to look at pain from a different angle. Dr. Jen Esquer, a doctor in physical therapist and body health expert was recently featured in a Self Improvement Sit Down, and had this to say on the topic.
While Jen focused on the value of physical pain, the same thought applies to emotional pain. The fact that something hurt you means that you need to take note of the event. Pain is your body’s way of communicating that you should avoid whatever happened to cause it, whether that’s physical or emotional. Let’s be grateful for those signals so that we can continue to optimize our beliefs, behaviors, and processes as we experiment with what works for us in our lives.