There are a number of things in life where you need to focus and you should probably take a break when you are tired. Unfortunately, I think most of us miss that point when we really need to stop but think we can continue. I’ll admit that most of the time we can probably get away with it, like long distance driving, but unfortunately due to the lack of focus, that’s also when we are most susceptible to accidents. And that lack of concentration can cause great harm.
I was recently reminded of that fact. Last week during cardio boxing I was getting fatigued but decided to continue to work on some power punches with my weak hand. I guess there’s a reason why it’s my weak hand and throwing my weight behind the punch into a heavy bag was not a wise idea when my wrist was not straight and tight. Long story short, my left wrist is now in pain and needing a doctor.
Sometimes we need to be more aware of what our bodies are telling us. If it needs a break, give it a break before doing something stupid. So no matter if it’s exercise, work, driving, or whatever. Know the signals from your body and take actions accordingly. Because there are times when we are a whole lot more likely to do irrevocable damage due to not focusing.