This one doesn’t need much explanation. Everyday, I explain to patients that their physical therapy session is only 3 hours out of 168 hours in a week. That is if they are coming 3 times/week, which is often prescribed at the beginning of a plan of care in order to CREATE CHANGE. Now, if you only come once a week, or maybe even every other week, what good is that going to do? Do you eat healthy one day a week and expect to lose weight? — Do you workout once a week and expect to see physiological and strength gains? — Do you actually expect to come to PT once and automatically feel better, or move better? Unfortunately, there is no magic pill, no matter how much you wish for one. Your health is a lifestyle that needs constant grooming and patience. You’re in this for the long haul!
E V E R Y D A Y should include appropriate self care, and you should hold yourself accountable.
Writing down your goals AS WELL AS writing down what needs to be done to achieve them is a great way to hold yourself accountable. Make a schedule and stick to it! You'll thank yourself a few months from now.