Responding Appropriately To What You Feel
How do you respond to pain and discomfort? Do you stop doing the activity that is causing it? Do you ignore it? Do you feel like it must be good to feel pain or discomfort, like you must be improving?
When you feel pain, discomfort, fatigue, or sore your brain is telling you to change how you are doing an activity. Yet, most of us do not respond to these messages by changing how we are performing an activity. We have variously been told 'no pain, no gain', 'feel the burn', pain must mean you are getting better and so on.
Day 3 is about what your brain really expects you to do when you feel pain or discomfort. Watch any child or animal and you will notice they do not continue if the activity gets painful or uncomfortable. They stop and change how they are doing it. This is what the brain expects. Day 3 shows you how to refine and modify how you respond to brain messages to be congruent with how you evolved to optimally function in any endeavor.
The practices in this segment should be repeated throughout the course to enhance and refine how you respond to what you feel.