I have been challenged to start looking at things differently. Have you been so used to doing something the same way for so long that you just don’t think it is possible to change?

I like the quote, “Life is too short to stay on the merry-go-round, where there is obvious movement but the scenery never changes.

We can lull ourselves into thinking “we’re doin OK” when in fact, we are not OK but we are actually in a downward spiral. This relates to our health as well.

Health is not just the absence of disease or infirmity but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.

I would dare to say that our mental and social well-being are probably the cause of disease or infirmity more often than some physical incident.

What are you doing that is sabotaging not only your physical health but your mental health and social well-being?

  • Are involved in habits that are unhealthy- smoking, excessive drinking, poor diet, not exercising, complaining, spending time in selfish endeavors instead of quality time with loved ones-hobbies, TV, or just being a recluse in your “man cave” or “sewing room”(sorry I don’t know the best comparison to the man-cave for women).
  • No sense of compassion for others
  • No time to devote to prayer, meditation and spiritual renewal
  • Thinking “the sky is falling” ie, can’t afford gas, groceries are too high, we are in a recession.
  • Working too much, or in a job you hate. Find work you love and your health will improve.

I would like to challenge you to look at life a little differently. Change some things- drive to work a different route or create a new morning routine to include Bible reading and prayer. You might just meditate on a exciting and productive day. Consciously spend more time with family (not glued to a movie) actively engaging one another in meaningful conversation or activity. Spend time getting feedback from friends and loved ones about what you are good at. You may just decide to change jobs or start your own business. Life is too short to spend years doing the same thing (merry-go-round) or not accomplishing what God created you for- those goals and dreams you had as a child but somehow got put on the top shelf of the closet of your mind.

Make your life and your health a priority. Focus on developing healthy habits in all areas of your life-physical, mental and social. If we would spend the same amount of money preventing disease that we will spend trying to treat or cure disease we’d be a whole lot healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life.

Like the saying, “If I’d known I was going to end up like this I’d have taken better care of myself“.

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that focuses on the body’s own recuperative power. Your body knows best what it needs to heal, we just have to give it the opportunity with good nutrition, healthy spine care, exercise and quality air and water.

If you want to know more about the beneficial effects of Upper Cervical (Atlas) Spine care. Just contact me. I would love to share what I can to help you.

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