Hi y’all!! I wanted to check in and give y’all a little update on me, Anna D. I have been suffering from injuries, which is nothing new, I have suffered injures before but this one hit me hard. And wanted to explain to everyone why I have been MIA, especially on social media.
Last week, I was in a car accident and golf is not in the forecast for me currently due to my injuries. I am okay though and thankful I am alive. I am not letting this injury get me down, I have an amazing support group, my family and friends. Thank YOU #teamdepalma. I am working on my mental game even more and working on getting healthy again (per doctor’s orders).
What I am working on…
In edition to my physical therapy, I have been really working hard on positivity. I want everyone to remember everyday to be thankful they are alive. Remind yourself everyday how amazing you are. Remind yourself how blessed and grateful your life is. In this day and age we get so caught up in everyone else’s life and worried about what we don’t have instead of being thankful for what we do have!
For every negative comment said out loud or in your head, you need to say five “I am” positives, for example:
“I am amazing, I am loving, I am blessed, I am going to be okay, I am successful, etc”. People don’t realize how strong our minds are and are not aware of their own self-talk . I am guilty of it, especially when things aren’t going your way or in my case, having an injury.
I have been trying to make it a habit of waking up in the morning and reminding my self of five “I am” positives. When I am driving or start to have anxiety, I take a deep breath and remind myself of those positives. They may be repeats from previous days or they might be new ones, it doesn’t matter as long as they are positives all starting with “I am“.
Having positive self-talk will not only help in that moment but also your future. Being positive takes less energy and lets be real, no one wants to hear you complaining all the time. Being negative helps no one!
I am not going to sugar coat anything, I have bad days and I have good days, that is all part of being human. I am guilty of not posting my struggles that I have over come and or currently dealing with. Having an injury is never fun but everything happens for a reason.This is giving me more time to focus on Anna and get some family time in that is much needed!
I hope this gives you a better idea of where I’ve been. I’ll try to share what I can while I am taking some time off. Thanks again for all the positivity and support!