I’ve been thinking about accountability and support this morning.
Yesterday, we had a Stroke Warrior Meeting, and on the call I had Becca Switzer with Neuro Base Camp join in and discuss “Persistent Pain”.
It was a good session, but in that meeting I started thinking about our own accountabilities within.
You can watch the episode HERE if you would like.
Having a good support system along with being accountable is critical to your growth as you move onward.
What habits have you formed that is helping you overcome and grow? Do you have any???
Before our stroke, we may have been more active…seen more people…had more friends. I know how hard it is to go through this.
Then, COVID hit and took us even more off track.
But the ultimate choice of moving forward is yours to make.
Are you being accountable to yourself? The first level of accountability is to hold yourself with high value!! Most undervalue themselves, especially after stroke or T.B.I. We feel that since our life and brain changed a bit, that we cannot be productive and have integrity about who we are. This is not true. BUT, you must be the one to find that. Your own words are so powerful within. Leverage your own accountability to yourself and show yourself value.
What about to a P.T., O.T., or Coach/Mentor? By being accountable to someone else, you are gathering more support that is needed on those days of struggle. Don’t let your pride get in the way of this! Reach out and get help. Make a commitment to yourself to do just that…you will feel so much better when you have someone that understands what you are going through and can help you move forward. Setting some goals and being accountable to them can make a huge difference in your life.
How about to your family and/or friends? One of the best things about family and friends is that you can say what is really on your mind. Most of the time, they get you and know what you’ve really been through, so they can help you. One key point that I’d like to make is to ask for your own personal time. What I mean is that YOU NEED TIME TO TALK. So many times, other people step right over the top of us without knowing what is happening. You must be the one that says…“Please hang on while I gain my thoughts and say what I need”. Whether you have aphasia or not, others’ will talk over you…YES, they are trying to help, but at the same time, it is okay to ask for your own time.
As I wrap up this email, I am thinking of you!
You are an important person that has a long way to go. It’s time to continue to make it the best you can toward your own future.
Committed to YOUR recovery!