When your health is challenged and depleted it can be very difficult to see a way forward. Often, without realising, you will have developed a pattern of coping which further reduces your stamina. This is sometimes referred to as the ‘Boom and Bust’ coping pattern. Boom and bust happens when you cycle between doing to much and then doing too little, since you ‘crash’ and need to rest and recover.
In this section we will look at why this coping strategy is unhelpful, since it reinforces the processes of physical deconditioning. ( See the Moving Well Page for information on the physical issues of deconditioning )
Your body is amazingly adaptable and responds to the challenges and circumstances you present it with. Your current physical capacity may not be your fullest physical potential.
Beginning to identify your tendency to ‘activity cycle’, and finding ways to find more balance, will help you find a steady platform from which to build a healthier body.
Next: Boom and Bust
My name is Stephanie Wilson and I have designed this website to share resources and offer support in order that people may reach their optimal potential of good health. I hope that it will be of help to those people who are looking for a sense of well being, and resilience, even in the context of compromised health. You can read more about me and my work in the About me section of the site.
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