Yesterday, after a long day of treating patients I went out for an evening run, a 5 km jog around the neighbourhood that not only keeps me in shape but clears my mind. A block before turning into my street, the tip of my running shoe caught on a loose cobblestone and I was forced into an ungraceful commando roll on the sidewalk.
Nobody expects to be injured on the job. In fact, many employers dedicate a large portion of their budget to educating employees on safe practices, in addition to re-vamping facilities to meet safety codes.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1.1 million injuries happened in the workplace in 2011, with an average recuperation time of eight days.
I hate being injured.
It can keep me from doing things I really love to do.
- Working out
- Playing outside
- Practicing my dance moves (I’ve said too much)
- Sometimes it even affects my work and mood.
My goal when I get injured is to first figure out why and how I got injured and what preventive measures I can take to decrease the risk of that specific injury or other injuries in the future.
Then I like to come up with a plan that will help me recover faster so that I can get back to practicing those sick dance moves as soon as possible.
I’ve got a motto, “It’s hard to live a LimitlessLIFE if you can’t get out of bed.”