The Stoplight Theory:
In a stoplight you have your green, yellow and red zones.
In life, as humans, when we get to yellow we tend to speed up and rush through the light before red. Most healthy people will never hit red. They just speed on through and keep going. This behavior is human nature.
In those with head trauma – we speed through yellow and crash into the red zone. We can’t just push through like you would if you had a sore back or ankle. We become useless people for days or weeks depending on the severity of your case.
What I teach patients is to learn to identify the yellow warning signs and practice your energy conservation techniques (ECT) to return back down to green.
ECT: rest or a nap, music, meditation, painting etc. Whatever calms you back down and helps you recover.