Turia Pitt’s recovery was paved with a focus on ‘small steps, gratitude and service’ Recovery description:
Athlete and author Turia Pitt has spoken about her recovery from severe burns saying she put in the work every single day to “make myself better than the day before”.
Ms Pitt discussed the fire in 2011 which caught herself, and other runners in an ultra-marathon through Western Australia’s Kimberly region.
After hundreds of surgeries, operations, including having to learn to walk and talk again, Ms Pitt has walked the Great Wall, the Incas, the Kokoda track, competed in several iron man events, written five books and given birth to two children.
“I don’t try and look at the big, overwhelming picture, I just take it small,” she told Sky News host Chris Smith.
“I just ask myself, what’s one small step I can take today that will help me get better?
“Or what can I be grateful for today?
“Or how can I be of service?”
Ms Pitt discussed her #SpendWithThem campaign, set up to help businesses in communities affected by bushfires.
She said focusing her attention on others helped her to overcome stress and anxiety she felt throughout the bushfires.
“Especially when we are stressed, fearful, anxious, scared, to try and switch our focus, to ty and ask ourselves, what could I do to give back,” Ms Pitt said.
“What could I do to be of service, and what could I find to be grateful for in this experience?
“And that’s what I’ve always done throughout my recovery.”
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