There are many people whom I have met in the disabled community who inspire me, but one man whom you may or may not be familiar with is Luke Anderson.
When my dad fell from a tree and was paralyzed in a hunting accident just a few years from retirement, it’s no surprise that he felt angry, frustrated, and resentful about his situation that he was in. My dad worked his whole life to one day enjoy retirement, only to have something that meant so much taken away from him.
We all know that stress can manifest itself in different ways for everyone. Some examples might be anxiety, anxiousness, fatigue, bloating (seriously), migraines, and in my case, chronic stress headaches.
Over the last three years since starting the Sledge Hockey Experience I have had to deal with stress headaches on a few occasions and when I chat with people about it, they always want to know how I dealt with it and what I learned from the experience.
At the worst of times I was in to see my doctor. I tried medication, had an MRI scan on my brain at one point…
A couple of weeks ago I had to bump my meeting twice, and it really bugged me.
Not because I had a more important meeting. Not because I had another meeting run late. Not because something better came up and I had to lie about why I couldn’t attend my meeting in the first place.
No, I had to bump my meeting three times because I was getting burnt out. I was getting down on myself. And when your mental fatigue and energy go, so do your thoughts…