Following up on my realization of physical changes that will require activity changes leads me to the subject of mental change (what? again?).
I have to make mental/attitudinal changes in order to accept the inevitable activity changes necessitated by my physical changes. Phew, say that three times quickly (no, wait, it’ll give you a headache. . .don’t bother)!
Anyway, I digress – yes, it’s a good stall maneuver when my mind doesn’t want to go where it must go.
So. . .mental changes. Mindset (according to dictionary.com) is a noun defined as: “1. an attitude, disposition, or mood. 2. an intention or inclination.”
Is my mindset set against making the mental changes that my new body requires or is my mindset an intention or inclination toward denial of the changes I need to make? Ponderables, for sure!
I know logically that my activity needs to adapt to my physical realities so I am actively seeking to learn how to make these adaptations. Somewhere in the back of my mind, though, I’m still denying that this is my actual reality; hoping that I will someday return to my former ‘norm’ perhaps. Facing the actual reality and learning to live this new reality requires continued mental adjustments and reality checks!
Ah. . .an opportunity to mentally carpe diem!