You heard it right; I broke my foot a couple of weeks ago.
When I have to tell someone that I broke my foot the big question is “how did you do that”? They ask was it a yoga pose gone wrong or “did I fall” or “try some new crazy work out”? When I hear these scenarios, I always chuckle because of my track record it makes total sense why they might think this.
But that’s not what happened. I broke my foot by just walking. Yes while walking. I’m home relaxing and helping my daughter with her homework, and for some reason, she likes to do her homework in the middle of the floor. She has books folders crayons and markers all sprawled out, and I’m ok with that just as long the homework gets done.
I guess while she was fidgeting on the floor, she placed a 10-pound hand weight that I usually have tucked neatly under the foot of my bed and put it in the middle of the walkway. When I got up to check the laundry I didn’t notice, and with full force, I walked into the weight, and it caught my baby toe and “crack.”
I walked it off because in my mind I just stubbed my toe. I didn’t think I broke it because my toe was in place and no redness I just had a little throbbing pain. The next day I went in for an x-ray, and my doctor said it’s not your toe; it’s your foot that you broke.
I was shocked that I broke my foot and I was still able to walk on it. The first question that I asked him was what are my restrictions, and he explained that I should take it easy for the next couple of days, but I had no limits because when I broke, it went right back in its place.
I needed no cast, no boot just a little tape to keep my toes from moving around too much. Okay, I said to myself “I got this” because I had no restrictions.
I have to say that it wasn’t that easy for me to rest because I’m accustomed to doing what I wanted when I wanted. I immediately focused on what I couldn’t do, and I got a little defeated for about five minutes until I remembered that I was a mindset coach. lol
I pulled up The Mindset Blueprint and read it and went through the journal prompts and was able to see my minor limitations differently. Instead of me thinking that it’s stopping me from being active and slowing me down I now see it as I needed to sit down and get clear on some things.
Walking around being extra busy is not what “spirit” was saying I needed to be doing right now. I took the time to listen and catch up on writing and looking over my goals for the year and adding more value to the programs that I offer to my clients.
I have to say sitting still and listening with a broken foot was the best medicine for me to get clear on my path.
Is there a time in your life when something unexpectantly happened physically or a circumstance, and you felt as if a monkey wrench was thrown in your path? How did you recover or did you ever recover?