If you’re in a situation where you can’t train the way you want to, it’s easy to feel down and frustrated. Without the gym, you may feel like you’ve lost a sense of identity, a source of positive self-esteem and your main form of stress relief.
This is completely normal—the key is being aware of your mental state and making positive mental changes to improve.
Pick up an old or new hobby.1 of 3
Try and pick something that is not related to your sport or training. This may be something you've put on the backburner for a while or a brand new hobby you've always wanted to try.
This will help you fill your time as you heal.
Don't play the comparison game.2 of 3
Comparing yourself to your old, uninjured self or to anyone around you isn't going to help. You are you, today. A person who is fully capable of doing what you can, right now, to maintain or improve your condition.