Slow It Down

Tragedy can strike in an instant, recovery requires patience.

One thing I learned after my fall is that  it doesn’t take but a second to injure oneself, but building back one takes time and work. My therapist gave me some good advice at my last session. He told me that each time I started the next drill or exercise I would go very fast, as if I wanted to get over the drill as fast as I could. Then when I would subconsciously realize that i was about to trip, fall, or fail I would slow down and get  the full benefit of the exercise.

Of course, I took his sound advice until the next exercise, but I did remember what he said. As I thought about what he said, it came to me that his words applied to aa lot more than squats and sidesteps. How often have I rushed into a project or reacted to a tragedy without thinking. It was only when I slowed it down did I overcome.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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