Frustration

By Anonymous - 15/06/2021 12:01 - United States - Aldie

Today, I found out I need surgery for a hernia that blew up after working out. I’ve been working out constantly to keep my mind off of my ex, who was the right person at the wrong time, and now I can’t even do that. FML
I agree, your life sucks 789
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The timing may be weird for the injury and the former relationship, but you have to love and accept yourself exactly where you are right now

working out is good but avoidance is not. you're going to face your feelings sooner or later, avoiding them isn't going to work. when you get better use exercise as a way to help with the coping process and not a tool escape your problems

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The timing may be weird for the injury and the former relationship, but you have to love and accept yourself exactly where you are right now

You need therapy, not body taxing workouts to injure yourself. After the surgery and physiotherapy, seek talk therapy. You needed to improve your mental health, not overdo your physical health. Get well.

PenguinPal3017 19

Working out is actually great for mental health. I only started after hitting a new low at age 29, and it's amazing how much it helps.

I am aware working out helps mental health. I'm an athlete who works out weekly so I implore physical fitness. I'm not telling OP or anyone to stop exercising as a whole, but to implement therapy as well. Since OP was injured from working out, obviously it's not the complete answer to his problems. He needs both to improve and balance both physical and mental health.

Suaria 37

I do agree it helps but it isn't the cure for mental health problems. The time when I was most fit and working out way more than now was also the time when my mental health was the worst it's ever been.

working out is good but avoidance is not. you're going to face your feelings sooner or later, avoiding them isn't going to work. when you get better use exercise as a way to help with the coping process and not a tool escape your problems