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Ask the readers: Staying positive after injury or illness?

Every Friday is Health Tip Day at Zen Habits.

Reader Nicole, who is on the Zen Habits May Challenge email list and has been working on developing an exercise habit all month wrote to ask this question:

It occurred to me that a few of us in the May Challenge list are dealing with injury recovery or body healing-type issues. Do you have any specific tips (beyond the general motivation hacks) for dealing with this sort of thing and staying positive and motivated for the long haul?

I can only speak for myself — I recently came back from an illness and did daily exercise through most of May. However, I recently injured my back, and my exercise routine has been sidetracked for the last few days. But here are a few things that work for me:

I’d like to hear all of your suggestions. How do you stay positive after coming back from an illness or injury? Let us know in the comments!
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