Why Going Full Out Is The Best Way To Handle Pain

The moral case for working through the pain everyone lives with.

We all experience some form of pain in our lives.

Whether it's emotional or physical or in the worst cases both, it will happen to you eventually. Even if you dedicate yourself to being the most well trained athlete in the world, you can't avoid it. In fact, physical pain and being able to overcome it is part of the package. Getting injured is something all athletes fear and do everything they can to keep from happening. They put themselves through hell to stay in top physical condition against all odds.

So when it does end up happening, it can have a terrible impact on them and how they see their hopes for the future. Being able to pull yourself out of such a bad situation takes a lot of time and energy. Sadly, not everyone who goes through something like this is able to find a way to deal with it. The combination of getting injured and the struggle to create a new path for themselves, is too hard for some people. This can create a downward spiral that you can't get through.

Which is why we're often so inspired by those who do manage to achieve them. It gives us hope that we can do it too.

Full Out is just that kind of movie. Providing the inspirational story of a real life gymnast who had everything going for her only to see it fall apart under tragic circumstances. Yet that's far from the end of the story. Like many such stories, the focus shifts to how you turn things around from tragedy. How to become more than just what happened to you. To become what you need to be in order to return from it.

Ariana Berlin, as played by Ana Golja, exemplifies the spirit of this willingness to push forward. Not letting the pain and suffering she's clearly been through keep her from achieving her goals. Pushing herself to get to the kind of place she can be proud of. This isn't to say that she doesn't have her struggles. The actual process of getting to a place where she can challenge herself again is difficult to get to. She doesn't just immediately get back on the pummel horse.

She has to find her confidence again. Her reason for doing what she loves returns slowly but surely, through effort and self sacrifice. Much like her physical pain, her mental pain requires work. Watching her find her way back to herself is a cathartic process not just for the character on screen, but for us as the audience. It teaches us to come to terms with what we ourselves are going through. Even if it's not as dramatic or as inspirational as what we're watching. It's still beneficial for us as the audience.

Make sure to give yourself the time to go Full Out at your first opportunity. There's no chance you'll regret the process, and hopefully it helps you along your own journey.

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