How to Deal with Fear After a Bicycling Accident

If you have never been in a bicycling accident, then you don’t understand that there are things that are much more jarring than the injuries suffered. Accidents of any kind can be traumatic incidents, and afterwards there is a certain amount of fear when returning to normal activities. While injuries can heal, the mental scars will still linger. So if you have been in an accident and are finding it hard to get back on a bike again, what can you do about it?

The first step is to remember how many times you have ridden a bike before without incident. Think about all the times you successfully got to your destination without getting hit by a car or having another accident. Once you have been in an accident, it tends to stick in your mind and prevents you from remembering all the good times.

Try remembering the reasons why you loved riding a bicycle in the past like the wind blowing over your face when riding down a big hill or the satisfaction of completing a tough route. This will help diffuse the toxicity that has accumulated with the thought of the activity in your brain.

Finally, instead of worrying about all the bad things that could happen, try instead focusing on all the ways you can stay safe. Focus on placing the weight on your bicycle, your feet on the pedals, and look forward to assess any dangers. However, don’t get caught up in just the dangers, remember to think positively and have fun.

If you have been in an accident, seeking out justice can also be a powerful way to put fears to rest. Contact us today to see what options you have available.