Well, not everything, but we can use most of situations for something good as well.
When it comes to exercise, I used to be a lazy couch potato, spending my days and nights in front of the computer or otherwise indoors.
At some point in life, I fell in love with photography and nature, so I’ve started to enjoy spending a little bit more time outside. But compared to an average human being, I was still a lazy couch potato.
My sedentary lifestyle, combined with occasional back overloading, led me to a lumbar hernia.
I had a back surgery a few years ago, which changed my life a lot.
I really needed to gain some muscles to support my back if I ever wanted to live a pain and analgetics-free life. So I’ve started to move a bit more. And more. And more. Until I became addicted. I solved this extreme through therapy, so I’m more balanced now.
I’ve learned some lessons along the way (finally) and found the balance between my life behind the screen and moving around.
Pain can be a great motivator. I’m still a lazy girl in my mind, but I do force myself to move around daily, no matter the weather or anything else. Because I’m well aware of the terrible pain I’d get in my back if I stop completely, even for a short period of time.
So, if you’ve imagined an energetic woman who is jumping around with a smile and taking pictures out of joy, this is just not me.
Behind my pictures s̶t̶a̶n̶d̶s̶ sits a very tired, but very stubborn woman, who just can’t give up on herself, no matter how hard it gets.
I really like to take some random pictures, because they take me away from the feeling of being tired. Or to connect me with other feelings. You can call it a way of practicing mindfulness. Photography is my therapy.
What about you, dear reader? Do you have any experience with a bad thing that motivated you for doing something good for yourself?